Acorus calamus Variegatus
Variegated Rush

Height: Short

Planting Zone: 2

A tall, emergent plant, leaves are attractively variegated in yellow and green. This rush has leaves that give off a sweet scent when crushed or rubbed. In ancient times these rushes were cut and used as floor covering in huts – natures air fresheners! The creeping rootstock grows out into shallow water, producing multiple shoots. Roots hang down into the water and the plant has good filtration properties. The erect leaves provide excellent habitat for emerging dragonflies and other pond life. Trim decaying foliage in Autumn.