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PlantFiles: Variegated Sweet Flag
Acorus calamus 'Variegatus'

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Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acorus (AK-or-us) (Info)
Species: calamus (KAL-uh-mus) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegatus

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Category:
Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo
Perennials
Ponds and Aquatics

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Brown/Bronze
Cream/Tan
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Variegated
Chartreuse/Yellow
Veined

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive lupinelover On Jun 22, 2002, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

I have the dwarf version: grows to 10" in water garden, stays at 6" in ordinary garden soil. Grown in water the roots can spread a considerable distance; should not be released into natural waterways.

Leaves are golden yellow with green margins. Very striking in shady areas.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Ocala, Florida
Druid Hills, Georgia
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Powder Springs, Georgia
Chicago, Illinois
Mattawan, Michigan
Waynesboro, Mississippi
Buffalo, New York



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