Acorus Grass Variegated - Plant
This is a low-growing perennial. Sweet Flag is small, beautiful and easy to grow. It has survived even the worst winters. Itâ€™s excellent for brightening the edges of ponds or water gardens. Rich golden yellow blades provide colourful accents, even in lightly shaded areas. Crushed foliage emits delightful scent. Evergreen.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Sweet flag grass||-||Insignificant summer blooms||Height: 0.50 to 1.00 feet Spread: 0.50 to 1.00 feet||Easy|
Planting and care
Dig a hole large enough to hold the roots. Fill the hole with water and position the plant so the crown (where the root meets the stem) is just slightly below the soil line. Fill the hole with soil and water again. A slow release fertilizer may be used each spring, though itâ€™s not necessary.
|Full sun to part shade||Humus-rich, moist||Consistently moist to constantly wet||An indoor Acorus gramineus will grow well in normal warm room temperatures, but can also tolerate temperatures as low as 4ÂºC (39ÂºF).||Apply standard liquid fertiliser every two weeks during spring and summer.|
- Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system.
- For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
- Scorch will occur if soils are not kept consistently moist to wet.
- Scorched leaf tips will occur if soils are allowed to dry out. Acorus Grass Variegated - PlantAppreciates some relief from hot summer sun.
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