ACORUS calamus

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ACORUS calamus

Sweet Calamus, Sweetflag
Select Item No. AG103

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1000 Seeds


The minimum order quantity for this article are 100 seeds.

There are no units prepacked, any seed amount ( > minimum quantity) is weighed individually.

Plant Description

Article Type: (GOLD NUGGET SEED ®)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Acoraceae
Origin: Southeastern Asia
Special Features: Greenish yellow flower spadix and sword-like leaves. Plant in the wet areas of the garden. Plant parts can be poisonous.
Historical: Scented leaves have been used for perfume and basketmaking. Other parts have alleged hallucinogenic and aphrodisiac properties but can be toxic.
Basic Colour: (green)
Flower Colour: greenish-yellow
Natural Flowering Period: May - June
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z10
Foliage: sword-shaped
Growth Habit: stoloniferous / erect / rhizomatous
Height with Flowers: 100 cm
Spacing between Plants: 60 cm
Soil Requirements: boggy / humus rich, fertile
Characteristics: toxic plant / medicinal plant / beneficial plant / groundcover
Usage: water or marshplant
Portion weight: 0.4348 Gram
Grams per 1000 seeds: 3.7037 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
Plug tray recommended size(s): deep open flats
Sowing Direction:

(16) See 15 with the exception of germination being slower and more irregular. This poses no problems.

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Sowing Time Hint: Requires 4-6 weeks for germination.
Sowing to Germination: 4 - 6 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 weeks
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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