Acorus gramineus 'Variegatus'

Variegated Grassy-leaved Sweet Flag

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Grown primarily for its attractive foliage, variegated sweet flag is a rush with grass-like leaves striped white and green, which emit a sweet scent when bruised. Insignificant tiny spikes of yellow-green flowers in spring give way to inedible red berries in the summer. The plant forms a tuft about one square foot in size, spreading by rhizomes. It is a semi-evergreen and marginal aquatic plant, thriving in wet soil in full sun or partial shade such as the edge of ponds or bogs.

Plant Shape
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
May - June, July - August
Bloom Color
Yellow, Green
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border, Groundcover
Plant Type
Hardiness Zone
5 - 8