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Acorus gramineus 'Oborosuki' / Sweet Flag

    Acorus gramineus 'Oborosuki' / Sweet Flag


    Acorus gramineus 'Oborosuki' is a striking, low-growing plant that is prized for its unique foliage. The leaves of this plant are long and narrow, with an unusual variegated pattern of green and creamy yellow. 'Oborosuki' is a cultivar of Acorus gramineus, a species of wetland-loving plants native to Asia.

    Product Characteristics:
    • Height: 15-20 cm (6-8 inches)
    • Spread: 30-45 cm (12-18 inches)
    • Flower color: insignificant flowers
    • Flowering period: summer
    • Foliage: variegated green and creamy yellow
    • Sunlight requirements: partial shade to full shade
    • Soil requirements: moist, well-drained soil
    • Hardiness Zone: 5

    Acorus gramineus 'Oborosuki' is often used as a ground cover or edging plant in shady areas. Its low-growing habit and eye-catching foliage make it a great addition to a rock garden or woodland garden. It can also be used to create a unique accent in a container garden.

    This plant is easy to care for and relatively low maintenance. It is tolerant of wet soils and can even be grown in shallow water. Additionally, it is deer resistant and can help deter these animals from browsing in the garden.

    Companion Plants:

    • Bergenia 'Bressingham White': The large, glossy leaves of this bergenian plant complement the variegated foliage of Acorus gramineus 'Oborosuki' nicely.
    • Hosta 'Halcyon': The blue-green foliage of Hosta 'Halcyon' complements the variegated leaves of Acorus gramineus 'Oborosuki' nicely.
    • Hemerocallis 'Stella de Oro': The bright yellow flowers of this daylily create a striking contrast against the variegated foliage of Acorus gramineus 'Oborosuki'.

    Care Instructions:
    Acorus gramineus 'Oborosuki' prefers moist soil, but it can tolerate some drought once established. It should be planted in partial shade to full shade, as full sun can scorch its leaves. Regular watering during dry periods will help keep the plant healthy. It does not require pruning, but any yellowed or damaged leaves can be removed as needed.

    Final Thoughts:
    Acorus gramineus 'Oborosuki' is a unique and eye-catching plant that adds interest to any shady garden. Its variegated foliage and low-growing habit make it a versatile addition to many different planting schemes. As a cultivar of a species native to Asia, it has a rich botanical history and is a great choice for gardeners looking for something a little different.