Ideal for wet areas, Acorus gramineus 'Ogon' (Golden Variegated Sweet Flag) is a semi-evergreen herbaceous perennial forming an attractive tuft of gracefully arching, narrow, sword-shaped, golden-yellow leaves adorned with olive green stripes. The foliage is sweetly fragrant when bruised and evergreen in mild winter areas. From spring to early summer, it bears inconspicuous yellow-green flowers that give way to tiny, reddish berries. A great choice for naturalizing, Golden Variegated Sweet Flag is quite versatile in the garden and terrific in mixed containers. It also makes a useful aquarium plant.
- Grows easily about 6-12 in. tall and wide (15-30 cm). This plant will slowly spread over time by rhizomes to form a dense ground cover. It is not considered invasive.
- Enjoys full sun to part shade and thrives in medium to wet soils. Do not let the soil dry out. Afternoon shade is appreciated in hot summer climates.
- This is a graceful plant for beds, borders, to edge paths or walkways, near ponds and streams and as a ground cover. Excellent choice to brighten shady areas.
- Low maintenance, this plant is generally disease and pest free.
- Propagate by rhizome division at the beginning of the growing season. Pot up and plant out only when fully established.
- Native to China, Japan, Korea, India, Thailand, Myanmar and the Philippines.