Acorus gramineus 'Ogon'

Japanese rush

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Green

Feature

Dramatic foliage

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

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Plant details

Ogon' is a specially attractive, dwarf, rush-like plant with gold and green variegated leaves which, while not fully evergreen, will withstand all but the worst winters. Grown only for their foliage, plants associate well with other compact evergreens such as bergenia and black mondo grass to make outstanding winter and early spring displays - ideal for the front of damp sunny borders or in containers. Its size makes it specially suitable for miniature water features such as half barrels or large ceramic bowls filled with water.

Family: Araceae

Genus: Acorus

Species: gramineus

Cultivar: Ogon

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Green

Foliage colour: Golden variegation

Feature: Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Boggy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 25cm

Spread: 15cm

Time to divide plants: March to May

Flowering period: June to July


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