Acorus americanus (Sweet Flag)

A vigorously spreading swamp or bog plant with attractive iris-like foliage and unique finger-like flowers that resemble the spadix of an Arisaema (Jack-in-the-Pulpit) but lacking a surrounding spathe. Height 2-3’.

Prefers moist to wet soils. Tolerates clay soil, poorly drained soil, sandy soils and standing water. Foliage has an aromatic fragrance. Cool season grass. Deer resistant.

  • USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 3-6
  • Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Bloom Time(s): June-July