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Acorus christophii (Sweet flag)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Acorus christophii

Other names

Sweet flag

Genus

Acorus Acorus

Species

A. christophii - A. christophii is a clump-forming, semi-evergreen, aquatic plant with strap-shaped, glossy, deep green leaves and creamy-white flower spathes in summer.


Acorus christophii is: Semi evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming

Flower

Cream in Summer

Foliage

Green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

In summer cut out any dead leaves, remove spent flowers and divide every few years to prevent congestion.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Acorus christophii (Sweet flag) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Aquatic, Bog garden, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Waterside

Cultivation

Grow in moist or wet soil in full sun. Can be grown in baskets in shallow water.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Boggy damp conditions, Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Acorus christophii

Other names

Sweet flag

Genus

Acorus Acorus

Species

A. christophii - A. christophii is a clump-forming, semi-evergreen, aquatic plant with strap-shaped, glossy, deep green leaves and creamy-white flower spathes in summer.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Cream in Summer

Foliage

Green in All seasons

General care

Pruning

In summer cut out any dead leaves, remove spent flowers and divide every few years to prevent congestion.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Acorus christophii (Sweet flag) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Aquatic, Bog garden, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Waterside

Cultivation

Grow in moist or wet soil in full sun. Can be grown in baskets in shallow water.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Boggy damp conditions, Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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