Acorus gramineus 'Ogon' (3.5-inch pot)
Common name: Golden Variegated Sweet Flag
- Height: 8-12 Inches
- Spread: 6-12 Inches
- Hardiness Zone: 5/6-10
- Sun to Part-Shade
- Prefers afternoon shade in Southern zones
- Bright golden and green striped grass-like foliage
- Bloom is insignificant
- Good bog or waterside plant
Acorus gramineus 'Ogon' is semi-evergreen. Grass-like blades are bright gold and green striped and ¼" wide. Blades fan from visible rhizomes much like an Iris. Flowers are insignificant and green early Summer. Acorus Ogon requires moist soil and will tolerate wet feet making it a good bog plant. Brown tips is a sign the soil is too dry. Useful for boggy areas, pond and stream banks as well as edging and ground cover in moist areas. Mature Height 8"-12", spread 6"-12".
Acorus gramineus 'Ogon' can be planted in spring or fall. Choose a location that receives full sun to partial shade. The soil should be moist but well-drained. Water regularly, especially during hot, dry weather. Fertilize 'Ogon' once a year in spring with a balanced fertilizer. A slow-release fertilizer is ideal. 'Ogon' does not require much pruning. You can remove any dead or damaged leaves as needed. 'Ogon' is hardy in USDA zones 5-9. In colder climates, the plant may need to be protected from frost with a layer of mulch. With proper care, Acorus gramineus 'Ogon' will thrive for many years. It is a beautiful and versatile plant that can add a touch of elegance to any garden.
Acorus gramineus 'Ogon' is not susceptible to many pests or diseases. However, it can be susceptible to leaf spot. If you see signs of leaf spot, remove the affected leaves and treat the plant with a fungicide.
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These plants arrived in great shape even though the carrier kept pushing off the delivery date. Nice roots, neither sparse nor rootbound, perfect. They're in the ground now and look fantastic. I will just add that it is wonderful to get boxes from a nursery that are EASY TO OPEN. That doesn't count as a review of the plants, but it's a major perk.