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Sweet Flag (Acorus calamus)

Sweet Flag (Acorus calamus)
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Seed quantity:
20 Pcs.
Botanical name:
A. aromaticus, Acorus calamus, Calamus aromaticus, Oronthium cochinchinensis


Sweet Flag (Acorus calamus) is a marshland plant with orange scented leaves, used since Hippocrates' day (460-377 BCE) for curing toothache and dysentery. An infusion made from its roots is good for the stomach. Calamus was used by the Cree Indians
in divine worship and is also mentioned in the Bible as providing the holy oil for anointing altar and sacred vessels in Exodus. Known as "Vacha", it is a highly valued medicinal plant in Ayurveda.
Package with 20 Sweet Flag Seeds

Growing instructions
Calamus is a bog garden plant and can be stored in sealed plant containers, but also grows in the garden in "normal" ground. It requires a moist (or wet) loamy soil and can be sown in nutritious muddy compost, as well as in a pot standing in water. Sweet Flag seeds planted in December germinate the following spring. Otherwise, it is recommended to sow them and keep them at about 15 °C for 3 days, then leave them to germinate in the refrigerator at 0-5 °C and check for germinating seeds regularly. Needs plenty of light.

Details: Plant description & care

Plant family:
Plant height approx.:
60–100 cm
Root system :
Flower colour:
Green, Yellow
Flowering period :
July, June
Water requirements:
Lifecycle :
Perennial, Vivacious
Winter hardy up to:
Fully hardy

Sowing & cultivation

Sowing time outdoors:
December , November
Sowing depth:
Needs light to germinate
Planting distance approx.:
40 x 50 cm

Companion planting

Other names

German names:
Ackerwurz, Echter Kalmus, Gewürzkalmus, Indischer Kalmus, Kaninchenwurz, Kaninchenwurzel, Karmswuttel, Karremanswurz, Karremanswurzel, Kolmas, Magenbrand, Magenwurz, Nagenwurz, Rotting, Schwanenbrot, Schwertheu, Sigge, Würtzriedt, Zehrwurz
English names:
Beewort, Bitter pepper root, Calamus, Calamus root, Flag root, Gladdon, Myrtle flag, Myrtle grass, Myrtle root, Myrtle sedge, Pine root, Rat root, Sea sedge, Sweet cane, Sweet cinnamon, Sweet flag, Sweet grass, Sweet myrtle, Sweet root, Sweet rush, Sweet sedge
French names:
Acore odorant, Acore vrai, Canne aromatique, Jonc odorant, Roseau aromatique, Schoenante
Spanish names:
Cálamo acuático, Cálamo aromático, Ácoro aromático, Ácoro cálamo, Ácoro verdadero
Italian names:
Calamo aromatico


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5 of 5 stars
by Danira Ramírez on 7/13/17

Me llegó a tiempo y bien empacadas las semillas.

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