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Plant Varieties

Learn about 11 plant varieties and the planting information for each.

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Variegated Sweet Flag (5 of 11)

Acorus calamus 'Variegatus' – Variegated Sweet Flag (Grass)
Evergreen perennial with variegated cream/white grass-like foliage
Plant in full sun to partial shade; divide in spring every few years
Plant in rich, reliably moist to wet soil or bog; fertilize in spring
Height: 2-3 feet Width: 2 feet, spreading by rhizomes
Hardy in zones 4-11:
Zone 4: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to light shade; protect from salt; remove dead or tattered foliage in spring.
Zone 5: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to light shade; protect from salt; remove dead or tattered foliage in spring.
Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to partial shade; remove dead or tattered foliage in spring.
Zone 7: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to partial shade; remove dead or tattered foliage in spring.
Zone 8: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to partial shade; remove dead or tattered foliage in spring.
Zone 9: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to partial shade; remove dead or tattered foliage in spring.
Zone 10: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to partial shade; remove dead or tattered foliage in spring.
Zone 11: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to partial shade; remove dead or tattered foliage in spring.

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