Golden Variegated Sweet Flag
Acorus gramineus 'Ogon'
|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.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil moist to wet.|
|Blooms||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing to 10 in. tall, 4 to 6 in. wide; slowly spreads wider.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Ground Cover, Edging|
|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. .|
|Companion Plants||Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum); Clethra (Clethra); Fothergilla (Fothergilla); Iris (Iris); Sweetspire (Itea); Cardinal Flower (Lobelia)|
|Lore||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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-11
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