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Ogon Golden Variegated Sweet Flag Acorus gramineus

  • Hardy Zones
    • 5 - 11
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 6 - 14 Inches
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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

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

Characteristics

Duration: 
Perennial
Height Category: 
Medium
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.

  • Able to divide easily - from 4 starter plants have created several new plantings. Will not grow a lot the first season but the second season seems to really come on. After dividing keep moist - has lovely golden spikes in the spring.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Karen Statzer
    3 years ago
  • I put it in tall green planter pots and the look wonderful. I was wondering what to do with them in winter.Do I put them inside the garage.I don't want the pot to freeze and break. Does anyone know what to do in the winter?

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    zoie
    Oregon
    United States
    4 years ago
  • I have mine growing in a concrete basket so that I can keep it very moist and in the sun. It is a wonderful accent and has done so well I'll be able to divide it soon. Love the yellow!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Tina Ramsey
    Tennessee
    United States
    4 years ago
  • I love this plant, and next spring I'll look forward to dividing it and have two.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Mona F.
    Maryland
    United States
    4 years ago
  • This type of grass continually improves with age. Loves moist soil. Every year it increases in beauty. Does best in bright shady areas. Recommend the Variegated Sweet Flag to anyone with clay-like soil.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Amanda Nagy
    New Jersey
    United States
    4 years ago
  • Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Russell Studebaker
    New York
    United States
    4 years ago
  • Wonderful evergreen color all year long.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Jenni Z
    California
    United States
    4 years ago
  • Love the color - so many possibilities! Planted with rasp. super tunias - very nice!

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Susan Hooper
    Ohio
    United States
    4 years ago
Award Year Award Plant Trial
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 - 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 Best of Breed Winter North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2009 Leader of the Pack - Late Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
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