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Variegated Sweet Flag

Acorus gramineus 'Oborozuki'

Pronunciation: a-KO-rus grah-MIN-ee-us
SKU #05903
5-9

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OVERVIEW
Description 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.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist to wet.
Blooms Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Mature Size Quickly forms foliage clumps 6 to 12 in. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Semi-Evergreen
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fast Growing
Growth Rate Fast
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Ground Cover, Edging
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Variegated
Companion Plants Coral Bells (Heuchera); Sweetspire (Itea); Fothergilla (Fothergilla); Iris (Iris); Cardinal Flower (Lobelia)
CARE
Care 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
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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