Grassy-leaved sweet flag

Acorus gramineus 'Variegatus'

Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
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Grassy-leaved sweet flag (Acorus gramineus 'Variegatus')
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Genus:  Acorus
This aquatic perennial is semi-evergreen and showy, with grassy, striped foliage that reaches less than 1 foot tall. The species is native to East Asia. Use it in a situation where its diminutive size can be appreciated along the margins of a pool or in a bog garden.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  White-and-green striped grassy leaves.
Care:  Plant in containers and place in water (less than 4 inches deep) or very moist soil in full sun.
Propagation:  Divide at the beginning of the growing season every 3 or 4 years. Pot up divisions and plant out when established.
Problems:  Fungal leaf spots, rust, wet and dry root rots.

Overview

Height
6 in. to 12 in.
Spread
Less than 6 in.
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Wet
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Green Flower
Foliage Color
Variegated Foliage
Uses
Waterside
Style
Water Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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