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Ogon Golden Variegated Sweet Flag Acorus gramineus

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Fall
Mature Size
14" 12"
Height
6 - 14"
Spread
10 - 12"
  • Details

    Features

    Just call me OLD FAITHFUL.

    Butter-yellow sword-like blades add wonderful contrast all season; likes moisture

    Award Winner
    Fragrant Foliage
    Foliage Interest
    Fall Interest
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Water Plant
    Grass: 
    Grass

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    6 - 14 Inches
    Spacing: 
    10 - 12 Inches
    Spread: 
    10 - 12 Inches
    Flower Shade: 
    None
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Colors: 
    Yellow
    Foliage Shade: 
    Variegated
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Grown for Foliage
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Grass
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Perfect for containers, borders and beds

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Acorus is a neutral grass. Evergreen or neutral grasses are usually plants that look like grasses but aren't actually classified as grasses, they are generally called grass-like plants.

    Divide evergreen or neutral grasses and grass-like plants in spring only.

    Evergreen grasses don't ever go dormant. Dividing plants wounds them to some degree. For evergreen grasses this wounding will really affect their ability to live through the winter.

  • 8 Reviews

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    • Able to divide easily - from 4 starter plants have created several new plantings. Will not grow a lot the first season but the second season seems to really come on. After dividing keep moist - has lovely golden spikes in the spring.

      Karen Statzer
      , 8 years ago
    • I put it in tall green planter pots and the look wonderful. I was wondering what to do with them in winter.Do I put them inside the garage.I don't want the pot to freeze and break. Does anyone know what to do in the winter?

      zoie
      , Oregon
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • I have mine growing in a concrete basket so that I can keep it very moist and in the sun. It is a wonderful accent and has done so well I'll be able to divide it soon. Love the yellow!

      Tina Ramsey
      , Tennessee
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • I love this plant, and next spring I'll look forward to dividing it and have two.

      Mona F.
      , Maryland
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • This type of grass continually improves with age. Loves moist soil. Every year it increases in beauty. Does best in bright shady areas. Recommend the Variegated Sweet Flag to anyone with clay-like soil.

      Amanda Nagy
      , New Jersey
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • Russell Studebaker
      , New York
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • Wonderful evergreen color all year long.

      Jenni Z
      , California
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • Love the color - so many possibilities! Planted with rasp. super tunias - very nice!

      Susan Hooper
      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
  • 23 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2009 Leader of the Pack for Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2009 Leader of the Pack - Early Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2009 Best of Breed Winter North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2009 Leader of the Pack - Late Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2009 Best of Breed - Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2009 Best of Breed Winter North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2009 Leader of the Pack - Late Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2009 Best of Breed - Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2009 Leader of the Pack - Late Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2009 Best of Breed - Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
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