Golden Variegated Sweet Flag

Acorus gramineus 'Ogon'

Item 0142

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USDA Zone:
5-11
  • Light Needs
    Full sun to Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
Description:

Excellent for brightening the edges of ponds or water gardens. Richly colored, golden yellow, grass-like leaves provide colorful accents, even in lightly shaded areas. Slowly naturalizes by spreading roots. Crushed foliage emits a delightful scent. Semi-evergreen.

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Average Size at Maturity
Moderate growing to 10 in. tall, 4 to 6 in. wide; slowly spreads wider.
Botanical Name: Acorus gramineus 'Ogon'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Semi-evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Clump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Wet Soils
Foliage Color: Variegated
Bloom Time: Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Flower Color: No
Garden Style: Asian/Zen ,   Contemporary ,   Rustic
Design Ideas: Pair with other water loving perennials and shrubs along ponds, streams and wet woodland areas. Will brighten a shady area of your garden or add texture and color to borders and edges. Golden yellow color will dress up a container planting as long as the soil is kept moist. .

Thrives in average soils with consistent moisture, even boggy conditions and standing water. Shelter from harsh sun exposure in hot summer regions. Water regularly to maintain moisture levels; will not tolerate dry soils. For a neat appearance, remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

History

The name 'Acorus' is derived from the Greek word 'Acoron' meaning pupil. The terms was used by ancient Greek Physician Pedanius Dioscorides who began its use as an herbal remedy for inflammation of the eye. Acorus gramineus is native to Japan and Eastern Asia.

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