The Striking Acorus calamus 'Variegatus' - Striped Sweet Flag

Acorus calamus 'Variegatus' at the Missouri Botanical Garden
Variegated Sweet Flag is a striking, wetland plant that grows from 2' - 4' tall. Each iris-like leaf sports a prominent creamy-white stripe. Zones: 4-8.

 It makes a punchy addition to a wet area; streamside, pond's edge, or in a container.


Creeping rhizomes slowly spread to form large colonies in favorable conditions, but the variegated form is not as aggressive as the regular green variety.

lovely leaves from grasslands nursery uk

This native perennial doesn't require a bog or wetlands but it needs to be constantly wet in the summer months. Sweet Flag is very hardy and semi-evergreen in zone 7 and south.
sweet flag photo from Waterford Gardens


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