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Acorus calamus 'Variegatus'

Common Name(s):
Variegated sweet flag
Categories:
Ornamental Grass, Water Garden
Comment:

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

Light:
Sun to partial shade
Height:
2-4 ft.
Foliage:
Creamy white stripes on sword-like leaves
Flower:
Not showy
Zones:
5-10
Form:
Upright
Soil:
Prefers moist to wet soil high in organic matter but will grow in soil with average moisture; tolerates shallow, standing water
Inflorescence:
Grown for foliage; sweetly fragrant flowers
Tags:
riparian, obligate wetland

NCCES plant id: 576

Acorus calamus 'Variegatus' Acorus calamus 'Variegatus'