Exposure
Part sun
Shade
Soil Moisture Needs
Wet
Growth Rate in the Garden
Medium
Critter Resistance
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Spring
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Foliage Attribute
Variegated
Bloom Color
Foliage Plant
Attributes
Fragrant
Tolerates wet sites
Evergreen
Easy to Grow
Water Requirements
Prefers consistent soil moisture
Plant in or around water or bog gardens
<< PREV Image 1 of 2 NEXT >>
Riverbend Nursery (M.S.)

Acorus gramineus 'Ogon'

Golden Variegated Sweet Flag

Features iris-like tufts of narrow, grass-like, variegated leaf blades which are striped with yellow and green but primarily appear as yellow. Tufts slowly spread by creeping roots to form a dense ground cover. Foliage is sweetly fragrant. Inconspicuous, sedge-like flower spikes (with spadixes to 3" long) of tiny, densely-packed, greenish-yellow flowers appear in late spring to early summer.

Height:

10-12 Inches

Spacing:

10-12"

Additional:

Grows well in both boggy conditions (including very shallow water) and consistently moist garden soils. Scorched leaf tips will occur if soils are allowed to dry out. Appreciates some relief from hot summer sun, when grown in hot summer climates. Slowly naturalizes by spreading roots, but is not too aggressive. Evergreen in warmer climates.

 

 

 

Hardiness Zone:

5-9

Bloom Time:

Summer

Bloom Color:

green

Acorus (a-ko'-rus)

Family: Araceae · Common Name: Sweet Flag

A wetland perennial with bushy narrow leaved fan-like foliage that spreads quickly when submerged in bog type landscapes. An excellent delicate look for water garden edges or containers. Has a cinnamon fragrance when foliage is crushed.

Home  |   Plant Info  |   Calendar  |   Where to Buy  |   Coupons  |   Marketing  |   About Us  |   Employment  |   Enewsletters  |   Contact Us