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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
silver-striped sweet flag
Acorus calamus 'Variegatus'
Acorus are deciduous or semi-evergreen, moisture-loving rhizomatous perennials forming tufts of linear or sword-shaped leaves, with insignificant spike-like flowers borne near the tips of central leaf-like stems
'Argenteostriatus' is a spreading, tufted herbaceous perennial with aromatic, sword-shaped leaves striped longitudinally with creamy-white
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
SoilSand, Clay, Loam
pHNeutral, Acid, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Grow at pond margins in very moist or wet soils in full sun. Divide every few years to prevent congestion
Propagate by rhizome division at the beginning of the growing season. Pot up and plant out only when fully established
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Cut back after flowering
Pests Generally pest free
May suffer from powdery mildews
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