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Acorus - Sweet Flags

Resembling small ornamental grasses, Acorus (Sweet Flags) are deciduous or semi-evergreen, moisture-loving perennials forming elegant tufts of linear or sword-shaped leaves. Hardy and easy to grow, they are invaluable additions to damp borders, near pond edges or in shallow water. Spreading by underground rhizomes, they provide an architectural accent in the landscape with their neat and highly attractive foliage.

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Acorus calamus 'Variegatus' (Variegated Sweet Flag)

Ideal for wet areas, Acorus calamus 'Variegatus' (Variegated Sweet Flag) is an attractive herbaceous perennial forming a tuft of gracefully arching, narrow, sword-shaped leaves adorned with creamy-white and green stripes. Often displaying a nice pink tinge in cold weather, the foliage is sweetly fragrant when bruised.

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Acorus gramineus 'Ogon' (Golden Variegated Sweet Flag)

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.

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