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Acorus calamus 'Variegatus'

Also called Striped Sweet Flag


Acorus calamus 'Variegatus' - Variegated Sweet Flag. Photo courtesy of Walters Garden Inc.

Acorus calamus 'Variegatus' - Variegated Sweet Flag. Photo courtesy of Walters Garden Inc.

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

Zone:

5

Height:

50-60 cm

Spread:

45-60 cm

Colour:

Green
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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

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Fast
Fast
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Bog or water garden
Bog or water garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Wet Soils
Wetland (Root submerged)

Attributes

Deciduous

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Vase-shape
Clumping

Foliage Color

White
Green
Variegated

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge