Acorus Variegatus

Sweet Flag
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Non-Invasive Rhizome Grass
A problem solving, attractive grass-like groundcover for soggy sites, rain gardens, even standing water. Tossled tufts of narrow sweetly scented blades are striped with buttery white and green. Evergreen in the south; useful in all parts for erosion control especially along streams and banks. a.k.a. Acorus Calamus. Tiny berries form on sedge-like stalks in early summer. Foliage is sweetly fragrant when crushed.

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Plant Type Perennials, Grasses, Groundcovers
Species gramineus
Height Short 6-12"
Spacing Plant 12" apart
Bloom Time Late Spring to Early Summer
Sun / Shade Full Sun to Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Type Normal, Acidic, Clay, Sandy
Water Needs High
Sold In Plantable Pots

Special Features

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant

Planting Sites

  • For a Slope or Bank
  • Edgers
  • Groundcovers
  • Wet Site Tolerant

Acorus General Information

Sweetflag grows well in both boggy and moist garden soils. Naturalizes politely by spreading rhizomes. Native to Japan-neat clumping habit with grass-like foliage. Ornamental Grasses are restricted from Idaho and Oregon. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Acorus Plant Care

For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring. Plant divisions in pots until well-rooted, then transplant to a permanent location. Requires moist, acidic soil. An excellent choice for the rain garden, stream or pond margins, bogs or moist woodland gardens.