Origin: US Native
Other Common Names: Single-vein sweetflag, Calamus
Bloom Time: Summer
Height: 24 to 36
Spacing: 24 to 36
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet
USDA Zone: 4a-9b
Germination: Sow seeds just below moist soil surface at 70F for 1 month. Move to 20F for 1 month, then bring back to 50F.
Seeds Per Oz: 6800
A grasslike, aromatic perennial with long, narrow, erect leaves rising to a height of 5 feet. This plant emerges from the water with a 2-edged stalk, with an outward-jutting club-like spadix bearing tiny, greenish-yellow flower. The root stocks of this aromatic plant are used as a natural insecticide and an ingredient of perfumes! The rootstocks were once used as a food additive as well, but this practice has since been banned by FDA. Habitats include sedge meadows that are prone to flooding, edges of small lakes and ponds, marshes, swamps, seeps and springs, and wetland restorations.
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Note: Many wildflowers can grow in areas outside of their natural range.
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