Landscape Design & Maintenance
in Cary, Apex and Holly Springs
Apex, North Carolina
Golden Pheasant Sweet Flag has narrow, strap-like leaves make a stunning appearance with their brilliant gold coloring that remains all season long. The new foliage is chartreuse and will attain the best gold coloring in full sun.
This cultivar is similar to 'Ogon' but it gets taller and is a more vigorous grower. Use Golden Pheasant Sweet Flag to edge rain gardens and water gardens, as a groundcover or pond plant, or along moist, shady pathways. Golden Pheasant is particularly effective when combined with blue or purple foliage plants such as heuchera and hosta, or when planted in blue pots.
Sweet Flag gets its name from the tangerine-scented essential oil, calamus, which is present in all parts of the plant. This oil has long been used in perfumes and potpourri. It has even been used in the production of gin and beer as a flavor smoother and enhancer.
Native to bogs, shallow ponds, and marshes, this plant will grow in shallow water. It also looks great in tubs, pots, water gardens, and along the pond's edge. This grass is not invasive. Acorus is not a true grass. It is a member of the genus Araceae, which is the arum or philodendron family.
5 - 8
Season of Interest (Flowering)