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Acorus gramineus 'Variegatus'
@ US National Arboretum, DC

Acorus gramineus 'Variegatus'

Striped Sweet Flag

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Item #: 143

Zones: 5a to 9b

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: China, Japan

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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This versatile evergreen groundcover has upright, narrow, cream and dark-green striped, grass-like foliage to 12". The slowly spreading mat makes a great choice to brighten a dark part of the woodland garden. Acorus prefers a slightly to very moist site...the spot where everything else dies. This hardy former aroid has small, insignificant white flowers near the top of the foliage in spring.