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Acorus Gramineus Ogon

 

Acorus 'ogon' is the most wonderful evergreen grass, that shines like sunshine in winter. Sometimes known as Slender sweet flag 'Ogon', they are moisture-loving perennials forming tufts of linear or sword-shaped leaves, with insignificant spike-like flowers borne near the tips of central leaf-like stems.
It can grow in shade and can tolerate wet boggy conditions so it is ideal for a damp shady area of your garden. It's bright cheerful appearance gives any garden a cheerful apearance all winter and it stays evergreen even in cold wet conditions 

Perfect for container planting either on its own or mixed with plants, best planted in groups of 3 or 5 to give a good effect,it's a lovely plant for poolside planting and it will even grow as a marginal planting enjoying its feet in water. Acorus has a lovely flowing effect which adds movement to any garden

Species 'Ogon' is a compact deciduous grass-like perennial forming a clump to 30cm tall, with narrow, bright yellow leaves, lightly striped with yellowish-green

Acorus can be propagated by splitting the clump at this time of year, a great plant to give to your gardening friends.

 
Plants that look stunning with Acorus :
Berried Skimmia 
Azaleas
Leocothoe scarletta
Gaulteria 
Choisya astec pearl
Heathers
Spring flowering bulbs 

Care of Acorus:
This is a plant that is virtually maintenance free. Just feed once a year with slow release feeding. At times, your acorus may get tired looking, especially in hot weather. Simply cut it to ground level and give it a seaweed feed, Maxicrop is the one I use - this will bring back lush new growth to it.
 

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