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White-striped Japanese Sweet Flag

Acorus

Named for the pleasant pine-like fragrance emanating from its dapper semievergreen fans, Acorus is actually not a grass, but rather a grassy-looking herbaceous perennial. This deer-resistant Asian denizen eventually forges a dense trouble-free ground cover of waxy, upright flattened blades that grow from slow-creeping rhizomes. Recently included in the Acoraceae family and once used as an aromatic addition to gin, beer and perfumes, it craves consistently moist soil, flourishing in both boggy situations and even shallow standing water.

Neat alabaster-striped margins jazz up ‘Variegatus’s slim linear leaf-blades. An undemanding, redolent moisture-lover, the rounded, glossy Iris-like clump makes a lively low growing addition to damp shady borders or water’s edge.

Blooms May–June

Size: 8" – 12" high x 18" – 2' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 5.

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