Acorus calamus variegatus grows into an elegant, architectural foliage plant with attractive tall green/white vertically striped leaves, soft citrus scent when crushed. Dies back to crown in Winter.
Top tip: Useful plant to brighten up a shady corner of your pond.
Height of plant: 50-60cm from crown.
Propagation: Grows from a woody rhizome which readily produces offsets than can be separated and planted on to form new plants.
How to plant: Plant into a 5lt or 10lt planting basket using heavy garden loam or Westland Aquatic Soil and place on a shelf in the pond. Part fill the planting basket and hold the plant securely so that the crown of the woody rhizome is level with the rim. Fill in with soil all around the roots and rhizome, pressing the soil down very firmly until the planting crate is almost filled to the brim. For aesthetic purposes, the soil can then be top dressed with no more than 1cm of pea gravel.
Recommended planting depth: The planting depth for this plant measured from soil surface to water surface and not including any gravel dressing is 5-15cm.