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Acorus calamus

Sword leaves bright green color, cultivable along the edges of the pond or the banks of rivers in a sunny position. Aromatic plant, edible. We recommend a density of planting of 5 plants per square meter.

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Size:Medium size
Planting depth from the surface of the water:from 0 to 10 cm
Height:60 cm
Spacing:4 plants per square meter.
Type of soil:Waterlogged
Sun Exposure:Full sun to partial shade
Bloom Time:June - July
Flower Color:White
Leaf color:Green
Hardiness:USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F)
Ease of Growth:Medium
Name of breeder:Autoctona
Family:Araceae

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Acorus calamus or aromatic calamus is a perennial aquatic plant, rhizomatous, semi-evergreen, native to Europe, Asia and North America. It looks like a tuft of long leaves bright green, up to 50-90 cm and 5-7 cm wide. The rhizomes are fleshy pink and tend to expand quite rapidly. The leaves are quite aromatic when crushed; in spring produces some ears of greenish flowers. The Acorus Calamus prefers very bright locations, but grows well in full sun to partial shade; not stand the cold and withstands winter temperatures down to -30 ° C, more easily fear the heat of summer. It should be grown on moist soil or submerged by a maximum of a few cm, on the edge of ponds, lakes and streams.

On sale from April to October.

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Acorus calamus

Acorus calamus

Sword leaves bright green color, cultivable along the edges of the pond or the banks of rivers in a sunny position. Aromatic plant, edible. We recommend a density of planting of 5 plants per square meter.