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Ogon Golden Variegated Sweet Flag Acorus gramineus

  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 6 - 14 Inches
Programs
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Proven Selections Perennial
Proven Selections Perennial
Ogon Golden Variegated Sweet Flag Acorus gramineus
Part Sun to Sun 6 - 14

Features

Just call me OLD FAITHFUL.

Butter-yellow sword-like blades add wonderful contrast all season; likes moisture

Award Winner
Fragrant Foliage
Foliage Interest
Fall Interest
Deadheading Not Necessary
Water Plant
Grass: 
Grass

Characteristics

Duration: 
Perennial
Garden Height: 
6 - 14 Inches
Spacing: 
10 - 12 Inches
Flower Shade: 
None
Foliage Shade: 
Variegated
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Filler

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Grown for Foliage
Hardy Temperature: 
-20°F
Hardiness Zones: 
5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Grass
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Container
Uses Notes: 

Perfect for containers, borders and beds

Maintenance Notes: 

Acorus is a neutral grass. Evergreen or neutral grasses are usually plants that look like grasses but aren't actually classified as grasses, they are generally called grass-like plants.

Divide evergreen or neutral grasses and grass-like plants in spring only.

Evergreen grasses don't ever go dormant. Dividing plants wounds them to some degree. For evergreen grasses this wounding will really affect their ability to live through the winter.

Award Year Award Plant Trial
2009 Best of Breed Winter North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2009 Leader of the Pack - Late Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2009 Best of Breed - Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2009 Leader of the Pack - Late Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2009 Best of Breed - Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2009 Leader of the Pack for Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2009 Leader of the Pack - Early Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2009 Best of Breed Winter North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2009 Leader of the Pack for Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2009 Leader of the Pack - Early Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
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