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Acorus 'Ogon' - 3.5 inch Pots (Minimum Quantity: 25 Plants)

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Acorus gramineus 'Ogon' - aka Variegated Japanese Sweet Flag, Japanese Rush, Grassy-leaved Sweet Flag - thrives in wetlands, like along ponds or pools, and can even grow when submersed. It's one of the best grassy solutions for those problem areas with poorly drained soils.

Beside being beautiful, Japanese Sweet Flag is also known to possess medicinal qualities, to wit, for pain relief, antibacterial, antifungal, treatment of recurring fevers and rheumatic ailments, relieving gas, for heart ailments, reduces muscle spasms, promotes sweating, sedative, improves digestion, and treats intestinal worms. Of course, medicinal uses should never be employed without the advice of a doctor. But, for those who are interested in such things, Acorus gramineus deserves a place in the medicinal garden.

Japanese Sweet Flag foliage is fragrant. The root is said to be edible so long as it is finely chopped and soaked in several changes of water. Consult an authority on that before trying it.

Name(s): Acorus gramineus 'Ogon', Japanese Sweet Flag, Japanese Rush, Grassy-leaved Sweet Flag, Golden Variegated Sweet Flag.

Flower Color: Yellow, not showy

Bloom Time: May to June

Foliage: Herbaceous, golden, variegated.

Height/Spread: 6 inches to 12 inches x 6 inches to 18 inches.

Climate Zones: 6, 7, 8, 9

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Sun Exposure: Partial shade to full shade.

Soil Condition: Moist to wet, pH 6.1 to 7.8

Features: Grassy, golden, fragrant foliage, rabbit resistant.

Uses: Bog gardens, rain gardens, water gardens, fragrance gardens, aquarium plants, and as a ground cover in wet soils.

Tips on Acorus Planting and Care

Comments: Japanese sweet flag is native to wetlands of eastern Asia, and can be grown in similar environments in Zones 6-9 in the United States. At the very least, it requires very moist soil. It thrives in wetlands, like along ponds or pools, and can even grow when submersed in up to 4 inches of water. If you grow it out of its natural aquatic element, it must be watered frequently. If the soil dries for even a day the leaves will suffer. Given this requirement, it appreciates partial shade to full shade, especially in hot climates.

Minimum quantity for this plant is 25.

We can not ship this item to Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.


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