Golden Variegated Sweet Flag {3 1/2 in. Pots, min 25}

Acorus gramineus 'Ogon' (AKA Acorus gramineus 'Wogon', Japanese Sweetflag, Japanese Rush, Grassy-leaved Sweetflag)
Pronunciation: ah-KOR-us gruh-MIN-ee-us
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Acorus gramineus 'Ogon', commonly known as the golden variegated sweet flag, is a plant that truly embodies the essence of beauty and functionality in any garden setting. This remarkable perennial offers a splash of vibrant color with its striking, golden-yellow striped leaves that maintain their luminosity throughout the year. The graceful, sword-like foliage forms a dense, yet tidy, tufted mound, creating a visual spectacle that can brighten up shady corners of your garden or provide a stunning contrast when planted alongside darker-leaved plants.

In addition to its aesthetic appeal, Acorus gramineus 'Ogon' is a model of versatility and resilience. It thrives in a variety of soil types, from wet to moderately dry, making it an excellent choice for challenging areas where other plants might struggle. This plant is particularly well-suited for waterside plantings, rain gardens, and as a ground cover in damp areas of your landscape. Its robust nature also means it is generally pest and disease-free, which ensures that its beauty remains unmarred by the typical challenges gardeners face with less hardy species.

Incorporating Acorus gramineus 'Ogon' into your garden not only enhances its beauty but also contributes positively to the environment. It can improve soil stability and water quality by filtering and absorbing runoff in wet areas. Furthermore, its dense clumps can provide small wildlife with shelter. Owning this plant means enjoying both its striking decorative impact and appreciating its beneficial ecological role. Thus, Acorus gramineus 'Ogon' is not just a plant you want in your garden; it’s a plant you absolutely need for creating a more beautiful, sustainable, and functional garden space.
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General information about Acorus gramineus (Sweet Flag):
Bright variegated blades of grass-like evergreen foliage adorn Acorus, commonly called Sweet Flag. Gardeners love Sweet Flag for more than just her color - the foliage, when crushed, emits a splendid fragrance too.

These moisture loving perennials are a splendid groundcover for water features and even lightly shaded areas. This plant will slowly naturalize by spreading rhizomes making it ideal for contained areas where you want sunny color and full coverage.

With its fine-bladed rush-like leaves (12-18 inch by 1/8 to 1/4 inch) that remain evergreen in southern zones, this non-invasive grass requires consistently moist 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, fragrant foliage.

Numerous sedge-like spikes of tiny, densely-packed, lemony flowers 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 erosion control along the banks of streams and ponds or applied in mass as a groundcover creating a sea of constant color. With a slow to moderate growth rate and willingness to tolerate occasional foot traffic, Sweet Flag is nicely grown in containers or as an edging.

Provided adequate water is maintained, Acorus is a bright border, 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.

Interesting Facts
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 rhizomes can be substituted for cinnamon and nutmeg.

Gardener Tips
We love pairing Sweet Flag with Siberian Iris and Astilbe. The combination of various foliage textures, luxurious fragrance and velvet and fluffy plumed blossoms creates the loveliest garden sight.

Consider creating a trio of Sweet Flag, daylilies, and Coreopsis for a rich display of color, foliage texture and varied bloom times all season.

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So far so good.
02/25/2019 By Christopher Africh (LA)
Product reviewed: Golden Variegated Sweet Flag {3 1/2 in. Pots min 25}

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.
Nice grass
10/10/2018 By Thomas Hirko
Product reviewed: Golden Variegated Sweet Flag {3 1/2 in. Pots min 25}

nice product. some appear to be root bound in the pots but all appear to be doing well as planted

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 as we wanted... Read full review >

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 again!

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! Our request... Read full review >
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Requires consistently moist soil, do not let it dry out between waterings.
Because these are grass-like evergreen perennials, they do not actually go dormant. It is best to divide them only in spring, allowing their root systems sufficient recovery time to survive the following winter.
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