Acorus calamus auct. non L.

Scientific Name: Acorus calamus auct. non L.

Classification: Plantae/ Tracheobionta / Spermatophyta / Magnoliophyta / Liliopsida / Arecidae / Arales / Acoraceae / Acorus L./ Acorus calamus auct. non L.

<i>Acorus calamus</i> auct. non L.
General Information
Usda SymbolACCA10
Life CyclePerennial
Growth HabitsForb/herb
Native LocationsACCA10

Plant Guide

Use a soil moisture meter to monitor the soil moisture where Acorus calamus auct. non L. is planted.

Plant Traits

Growth Requirements

Temperature, Minimum (°F)-38
Adapted to Coarse Textured SoilsNo
Adapted to Fine Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Medium Textured SoilsYes
Anaerobic ToleranceHigh
CaCO3 ToleranceLow
Cold Stratification RequiredNo
Drought ToleranceNone
Fertility RequirementMedium
Fire ToleranceNone
Frost Free Days, Minimum120
Hedge ToleranceNone
Moisture UseHigh
pH, Maximum7.2
pH, Minimum5.6
Planting Density per Acre, Maxim4800
Planting Density per Acre, Minim3450
Precipitation, Maximum65
Precipitation, Minimum16
Root Depth, Minimum (inches)10
Salinity ToleranceNone
Shade ToleranceIntolerant


After Harvest Regrowth RateSlow
Resprout AbilityNo
Shape and OrientationErect
Active Growth PeriodSpring and Summer
Coppice PotentialNo
Fall ConspicuousNo
Fire ResistantYes
Flower ColorYellow
Flower ConspicuousNo
Foliage ColorGreen
Foliage Porosity SummerDense
Foliage Porosity WinterModerate
Fruit/Seed ColorGreen
Nitrogen FixationNone
Low Growing GrassNo
Leaf RetentionNo
Known AllelopathNo
Height, Mature (feet)3.9
Growth RateModerate
Growth FormRhizomatous
Fruit/Seed ConspicuousNo
Foliage TextureMedium


Vegetative Spread RateModerate
Small GrainNo
Seedling VigorHigh
Fruit/Seed Period BeginSummer
Seed Spread RateSlow
Propagated by TubersNo
Propagated by SprigsYes
Propagated by SodNo
Propagated by SeedNo
Propagated by CuttingsNo
Propagated by ContainerNo
Propagated by BulbNo
Propagated by Bare RootNo
Fruit/Seed PersistenceNo
Fruit/Seed Period EndFall
Fruit/Seed AbundanceMedium
Commercial AvailabilityRoutinely Available
Bloom PeriodLate Spring
Propagated by CormNo


Veneer ProductNo
Pulpwood ProductNo
Post ProductNo
Palatable HumanNo
Palatable Graze AnimalLow
Nursery Stock ProductNo
Naval Store ProductNo
Lumber ProductNo
Fodder ProductNo
Christmas Tree ProductNo
Berry/Nut/Seed ProductNo

<i>Acorus calamus</i> auct. non L.

<i>Acorus calamus</i> auct. non L.

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