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Acorus calamus 'Variegatus' is often confused with:
Acorus calamus Acorus calamus
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Hibiscus moscheutos Hibiscus moscheutos
Saururus cernuus Saururus cernuus
Pleioblastus fortunei

Acorus calamus 'Variegatus'

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
AH-kor-us KAL-ah-mus vay-ree-eh-GAY-tus
Description

Flat iris-like leaves; spreads slowly by branching, creeping rhizomes; stripes can be cream white to yellow; use as accent in moist to wet sites or in standing water; grow in a wide mouth pot; does not grow as rapid as the species

 

Soil: Prefers moist to wet soil high in organic matter but will grow in soil with average moisture; tolerates shallow, standing water

Grown for foliage

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#white#full sun#partial shade#water garden#cream#riparian#ornamental grass#wetlands#grass#water plant#wet sites#organic soils#stripes
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#white#full sun#partial shade#water garden#cream#riparian#ornamental grass#wetlands#grass#water plant#wet sites#organic soils#stripes
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Acorus
    Species:
    calamus
    Family:
    Acoraceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    Grown for foliage
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    wet soils
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ornamental Grass
    Water Plant
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil Drainage:
    Frequent Standing Water
    Occasionally Wet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Description:
    Not showy (grown for foliage); sweetly fragrant flowers
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Cream/Tan
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    White
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Flat iris-like leaves; spreads slowly by branching, creeping rhizomes; stripes can be cream white to yellow. Therefore, this plant has creamy white stripes on sword-like leaves.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Wet Soil