Posted on April 11, 2016
We love the crisp, bright foliage of 'Ogon' and its ability to spread in moist areas. It creeps slowly into cracks and crevices, making a stunning ground cover. And the foliage has a sweet, citrus scent when crushed.
Golden Varigated Sweet Flag is an outstanding container plant that gives any combo a boost. It will thrive in early spring containers and slide easily into warmer weather.
Grows well in both boggy conditions and consistently moist garden soils. In water gardens, plant rhizomes slightly below the soil surface in moist soils at the water’s edge or in containers set in shallow water.
Indigenous people spread Acorus leaves in their dwellings to sweeten the air and mask pungent odors. Native Americans made compounds of its roots and leaves to treat everything from colds to heart ailments. Scientists now study possible curative uses of this ancient plant.