A fountain of golden and green striped ribbons bow and bend slightly causing clumps of vibrant chartreuse color wherever Ogon is planted.
General information about Acorus gramineus (Sweet Flag):
blades of grass-like
foliage adorn Acorus, commonly called Sweet Flag.
Gardeners love Sweet Flag for more than just her color - the foliage, when crushed, emits a splendid
perennials are a splendid groundcover for water features and even
This plant will slowly
making it ideal for contained areas where you want
color and full coverage.
With its fine-bladed
rush-like leaves (12-18 inch by 1/8 to 1/4 inch) that remain
in southern zones, this non-invasive grass requires consistently
soil and will insist on not being left to dry out between watering.
As such, gardeners flock to Acorus because she is perfectly suited to bogs, pond and stream edges, and water gardens offering luscious, low-maintenance,
Numerous sedge-like spikes of tiny, densely-packed,
appear in late spring to early summer offering yet another texture and tone to the garden.
Later, the flowers give way to rich ruby berries making giving your garden area constant variety, texture and color.
From a functionality standpoint, Sweet Flag is excellent for
along the banks of streams and ponds or applied in mass as a groundcover creating a sea of constant color.
growth rate and willingness to tolerate occasional
Sweet Flag is nicely grown in containers or as an
Provided adequate water is maintained, Acorus is a bright
landscape accent, or rock garden companion plant.
Simply put, given the vivid gold and green foliage followed by flowers and berries, this Sweet Flag will give constant color and interest to any garden.
In the Middle Ages, fine-cut leaves used to be strewn across the floor both for the scent and for presumed efficacy against pests.
In cooking, the dried
can be substituted for cinnamon and nutmeg.
We love pairing Sweet Flag with
The combination of various foliage textures, luxurious
and velvet and fluffy plumed blossoms creates the loveliest garden sight.
Consider creating a trio of Sweet Flag,
for a rich display of color, foliage texture and varied bloom times all season.
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02/25/2019 I planted them in the fall and have yet to see them preform in the spring.
They arrived more green than the pictures showed, but have since turned quite golden.
All were alive any healthy when recieved.
10/10/2018 nice product. some appear to be root bound in the pots but all appear to be doing well as planted
07/11/2018 Ordered 25 pots to border an area on our backyard dry creek. This area gets direct sun most of the day and is in zone 7 (Charlotte, NC). The Sweet Flags have thrived and already substantially increased in size with minimal to no watering -- just... Read full review >
05/18/2018 I received my plants in a timely fashion, as promised - they did not ship on a weekend so the package would just sit in a warehouse. They were packed with great care and the plants exceeded my expectations. I would order from ClassyGroundcovers.com again!
04/16/2014 I frequently order plants online, and this was my first order from classygroundcovers. This was a great experience from ordering through receipt of my plants. The sweet flag was shipped in its own box, in 3 inch pots, packed securely and watered!... Read full review >