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Acorus calamus ‘Variegatus’

Myrtle flag

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Features

  • BloomsJune to July
  • Height0.6m to 1m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.65m
  • Growth HabitWater plant
  • Flower ColourYellow-brown
  • Leaf ColourBright green variegated

Description

Acorus calamus ‘Variegatus’ (Myrtle flag). A spreading, deciduous, aquatic perennial with strap-shaped, aromatic, bright green leaves, vertically striped white and cream, with distinct midribs and occasionally wrinkled margins.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Aquatic, bog. Tolerates coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilLow salinity
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterWet to moist

Cultivation

Grows best in water no deeper than 22cm.

Propagation

Divide plants in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Trouble free

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