Variegated Sweetflag (Acorus Calamus) or Variegated Sweet Flag will brighten the edges of your pond or bog area with its stunning, aromatic, variegated foliage, and upright habitat with lively, variegated stripes in shades of cream and green. Great for mass planting, on the edges of your pond, lake or stream bed to soften rockery and on borders of your water garden. Variegated foliage adds gentle movement on breezy days! Variegated Sweetflag grows to 30 inches tall in full sun to part shade. Also an edible herb! Sweet flag is one of the most highly recommended plants for height, and will not overtake a pond.
Height Grows 24 - 30 inches tall
Width 18 - 24 inch Spread (spreads slowly, easy to maintain)
Sunlight Requirements Full sun to part shade
Moisture Requirements Moist soil with up to 4 inches of water above the roots
Zone Hardy in zones 5 - 10
Plant in moist, loam soil with up to 4 inches of water at the roots (deeper depths is for established plants) in full sun to part shade. Flat, iris-like foliage spreads slowly by branching, creeping rhizomes. Very easy to grow! Great as a pond plant, a border plant or as a container plant. Great for naturalizing! Deer resistant foliage is hardy in zones 5 - 10