Acorus gramineus ‘Ogon’
golden variegated sweetflag
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The striking chartreuse striped grass-like foliage of sweetflag makes it easy to use in the garden. It is versatile and can be used as an accent in the mixed border, as a container plant, or at the water’s edge. The soft evergreen foliage gracefully arches to make low layered attractive mounds.
Plant Type: spreading grass
Foliage Type: evergreen
Plant Height: 1 ft. 0 in. (0.30 meters)
Plant Width/Spread: 1 ft. 0 in. (0.30 meters)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 6 to 10
Sun/Light Exposure: full sun or light to open shade
Water Requirements: regular watering
Resistant to: deer
- Culture Notes
- This adaptable and easy to grow groundcover succeeds well in open shade to full sun, although the golden leaf color is more intense with more light. ‘Ogon’ will grow in a wide variety of soil conditions from wet clay to rich well-drained garden soil. It prefers regular watering during dry weather and grows lush when grown in a moist location. Prune the evergreen foliage to the ground in late winter to tidy the plant if necessary.