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Genus: A

Acanthus
bear's breech
Acorus
sweet flag
Actinidia
hardy kiwi fruit; bower vine; kolomikta vine; tara vine
Adiantum
northern maidenhair fern
Agastache
Giant hyssop
Ajuga
Bugleweed
Akebia
five-leaved akebia
Allium
onion; chives
Ammophila
American beachgrass
Amphicarpaea
hog peanut
Amsonia
Arkansas blue-star; blue star; thread-leaf blue star; willow amsonia
Andropogon
big bluestem; turkey-foot
Anemone
Canada anemone
Antennaria
pussytoes
Anthoxanthum
sweet vernal grass
Apios
Indian potato; groundnut
Aquilegia
Columbine
Aralia
sarsparilla
Arctostaphylos
bearberry; kinnikinick
Arenaria
Arisaema
Aristolochia
Armeria
sea pink
Aruncus
Goatsbeard
Arundinaria
canebrake bamboo; large cane; small canebrake bamboo; southern cane; switch cane
Arundo
giant reed; Italian reed; cana brava
Asarum
Wild ginger
Asclepias
butterfly weed; swamp milkweed
Asimina
pawpaw
Aster
aster
Athyrium
lady fern
Atrichum
(moss)

Next: B

Catalog as of January 02, 2016

Acorus

(Araceae - arum family)
Two species of perennial marsh herbs.

Acorus calamus - Jul 10 Acorus calamus - Jul 10 Acorus calamus - Jul 6 Acorus calamus
calamus peren • ht 2-4' • zones 3-10

sweet flag


native, fragrant, moist - wet, sun
Northern Hemisphere

Has an iris-like growth habit,with unusual but inconspicuous flowers in summer. The strongly aromatic leaves were, in former times, strewn on the floor of cottages to serve as an air freshener. Roots are said to produce an exudate which prevents mosquite larvae from developing. It may be possible to control mosquito larvae in small bodies of water by planting sweet flag around the edges. We do not have information on the quantity of plants required to achieve control, although after a sweet flag plant was placed in a mosquito larvae-infested tub of water, the larvae disappeared and did not return. For moist to wet soil or shallow water.

cat # 7V1A
$7.95 each / 3-9, $7.50 ea / 10+, $6.95 ea


calamus variegatus peren • ht 2-4' • zones 3-10

variegated sweet flag

Acorus calamus variegatus - Sep 25 Acorus calamus variegatus - Sep 25


native, moist - wet, sun

Like the species, above, but with leaves attractively striped with white.

cat # 7V1C
$9.95 each