Acorus Variegatus


SKU: acorus-variegatus Categories: ,
Common Name: Sweet Flag
Size: 2-3 litre
Hardiness: H6
Hardiness Ratings

All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees ˚C) are shown in brackets

  • H1a: under glass all year (>15˚C)
  • H1b: can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15 ˚C)
  • H1c: can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10 ˚C)
  • H2: tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5 ˚C)
  • H3: hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1 ˚C)
  • H4: hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5 ˚C)
  • H5: hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10 ˚C)
  • H6: hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15 ˚C)
  • H7: hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20 ˚C)
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2-3 Litre Pot

  • Position: Full sun
  • Soil: Moist, boggy
  • Growth rate: Moderate
  • Flowering period: June- July
  • Hardiness: H6
  • Eventual height:0.25m
  • Eventual spread:0.25m

Acorus Variegatus, also known as ‘Variegated Sweet Flag, is a hardy, low-maintenance perennial plant and it has striking foliage features green and white striped leaves that add visual interest to gardens and water features. This versatile plant can be used in a variety of settings, including damp soils, ponds, and as a ground cover. Its unique variegation makes it a desirable addition to any landscape. With its ability to thrive in a range of conditions, Acorus Variegatus is a great choice for gardeners of all skill levels and is also a great choice for those looking to add a touch of interest to a water feature or pond.

History of Acorus Variegatus

This species of perennial plant is native to Asia, specifically China, Japan, and Korea, has been used in traditional medicine for centuries in those countries and is still used today in some practices. The plant is said to have a calming effect and to be useful in treating a variety of ailments.

In terms of horticulture, Acorus Variegatus is a popular ornamental plant, and has been cultivated in gardens for centuries. The plant was first introduced to Europe in the 18th century, and it quickly became popular as an ornamental plant. Today, it is widely cultivated in gardens around the world, and is a popular choice for gardeners looking to add a touch of interest to their water features or pond.

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