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ACORUS gramineus 'Ogon'

Image of Acorus gramineus 'Ogon'

James H. Schutte

Family

Acoraceae

Botanical Name

ACORUS gramineus 'Ogon'

Plant Common Name

Grassleaf Sweet Flag, Ogon Sweet Flag

General Description

Ogon sweet flag is a perennial native to Japan. It is grown for its neat clumping habit and grass-like foliage, which is aromatic when crushed. Unlike the wild-type sweet flag, the cultivar Ogon sweet flag has attractive variegated leaves of pale green streaked with cream. This perennial is easy to grow if provided with rich evenly moist soil and full to partial sun. Plant in boggy gardens or in fertile beds and borders. These plants will not tolerate deep standing water.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 2

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    6"-12" / 15.2cm - 30.5cm (10)

  • Width

    6"-12" / 15.2cm - 30.5cm (10)

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer

  • Native To

    Eastern Asia, Japan

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Poorly Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Wet Site

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Insignificant

  • Flower Color

    Yellow Green

  • Fruit Color

    Bronze, Tan

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    White, Light Green, Ivory

  • Foliage Color (Spring) Modifier

    Variegated, Striped/Striated

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    White, Light Green, Ivory

  • Foliage Color (Summer) Modifier

    Variegated, Striped/Striated

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    White, Light Green, Ivory

  • Foliage Color (Fall) Modifier

    Variegated, Striped/Striated

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    White, Light Green, Ivory

  • Foliage Color (Winter) Modifier

    Variegated, Striped/Striated

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Semi-Evergreen

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bog Garden, Container, Edging, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Water Gardens

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No