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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
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Sweet flag (Acorus calamus) is deciduous that thrives in boggy conditions or in gardens that are kept consistently moist. It can tolerate consistently having its rhizomes submerged in up to nine inches of water. It prefers slow moving water but will tolerate standing water. It can even be grown in containers that are kept full of water. The rhizomes produce numerous brown rootlets.
Sweet Flag makes a beautiful addition to water gardens or used as borders.
This plant produces rhizomes that are surrounded by the plant's leaves that have one wavy side. Leaves often grow up to 30 inches long while some report that these yellow-green leaves grow over three feet long. Basal leaves are smooth along the edges, and they are shaped like a sword. Many leaves have an off-centered indication along their entire length. The sides of the sweet flag plant may have a reddish tint.
Some leaves produce a cylindrical spadix that is covered in diamond-shaped green flowers with a slight yellow tint in late spring and early summer. This plant blooms for only about a month, and the big leaves often camouflage the flowers making them hard to see. Each flower consists of six tepals and six stamens. After the flowers fade, it produces red small red berries that are also almost entirely camouflaged. Sweet Flag is in a family all by itself.
Sweet Flag is grown for its many qualities such as their textured foliage.
It is a Perennial plant, and it offers a lovely, fresh fragrance. It is perfect to grow in containers and is low maintenance. If you have any issues with deer Sweet Flag is deer resistant and makes an excellent groundcover. It is known to have many beneficial qualities and has been known to help with heartburn when appropriately used. Vapors from the roots can even repel certain insects.