Also known as
Makkalmoes (Afr.), Ikalamuzi (Zulu), Myrtle flag, Murtle grass, Murtle sedge, Sweet cane, Sweet flag, Sweet sedge
Calamus (Acorus calamus) 1 by Mokkie (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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This is a clump-forming, grass-like, rhizomatous, herbaceous perennial with green foliage that grows to around 2m tall. Ideal for planting in boggy areas or at pond edges where they have plenty of water to thrive.
How to propagate Sweet-Flag
Divide plants in spring.
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Other uses of Sweet-Flag
Grown as an aquatic, and or bog plant. The roots have been used for perfume, medicinally and as a food, as substitutes for cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.