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Golden Variegated Sweet Flag

Acorus gramineus 'Ogon'

SKU #00142
5-11

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OVERVIEW
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.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Semi-Evergreen
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care
Growth Rate Slow
STYLE
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. .
Foliage Color Variegated
Companion Plants Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum); Clethra (Clethra); Fothergilla (Fothergilla); Iris (Iris); Sweetspire (Itea); Cardinal Flower (Lobelia)
HISTORY
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.

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