Acorus calamus 'Variegatus'
Also called Striped Sweet Flag
More About Acorus calamus 'Variegatus'
- Forms an upright, vase-shaped clump of iris-like green and white variegated leaves
- Adds a nice feature to the semi-aquatic garden
- Foliage and rhizomes emit a spicy scent when crushed or bruised
- Bloom Time: Flowers are not showy
Acorus is not a true grass, and will produce tiny red berries.
Variegated Sweet Flag Growing and Maintenance Tips
Grows best in a consistently moist to wet soil, in full sun or light shade. If the soil dries out, the tips of the leaves will scorch. Acorus spreads by rhizomes and can form a large colony. It can be planted in a container, in or at a pond's edge, to help prevent spreading.
Acorus calamus 'Variegatus' Characteristics
Soil MoistureMoist to Wet Soils
Wetland (Root submerged)
Flowering TimeLt. Spr-Sum