Variegated Sweet Flag

Acorus gramineus 'Oborozuki'

SKU
05903
Striking upright clumps of yellow-striped, grass-like foliage provide wonderful color and texture for lightly shaded gardens. An excellent groundcover or hardy bog plant for open woods, at water's edge, and in ponds or water gardens in up to four inches of water. Semi-evergreen.
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Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.

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Botanical Pronunciationa-KO-rus grah-MIN-ee-us
LoreThe 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.
Average Size at MaturityQuickly forms foliage clumps 6 to 12 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenSemi-evergreen
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Very Wet Areas, Water Garden, Woodland Garden, Edging, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Wet Soils, Fast Growing
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Sweetspire (Itea); Fothergilla (Fothergilla); Iris (Iris); Cardinal Flower (Lobelia)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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