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7- Creeping Jenny

Creeping Jenny
Lysimachia numularia

  • Hardy z 

  • Planting depth: Top of the pot should be 0-6" below the water surface.

  • Thrives in full sun to shade.

  • Yellow flowers in summer.

  • Creeping plant, works well as an edge plant or in floating islands.


Common Name: grassy-leaved sweet flag

Type: Herbaceous perennial

Family: Acoraceae

Zone: 5 to 9

Height: 0.50 to 1.00 feet

Spread: 0.50 to 1.00 feet

Bloom Time: June to July

Bloom Description: Greenish yellow

Sun: Full sun to part shade

Water: Medium to wet

Maintenance: Low

Suggested Use: Ground Cover, Water Plant, Naturalize, Rain Garden

Flower: Insignificant

Leaf: Colorful, Fragrant

Tolerate: Heavy Shade, Erosion, Wet Soil



Easily grown in average, medium to wet soils in full sun to part shade. Plants perform well in both boggy conditions (including shallow standing water to 3-4” deep) and consistently moist garden soils. Never allow soils to dry out. Scorched leaf tips and withering leaves are often the first signs of drying soils. In water gardens, plants are typically planted in containers with water covering the crowns or in wet soils at the water’s edge. Plants appreciate some relief from hot summer sun (e.g., afternoon shade or filtered sun) when grown in hot summer climates such as the St. Louis area. Plants will slowly naturalize by spreading rhizomes, but are not considered to be invasive. If grown in containers sunk below the water surface, plants will not spread. Plants are not considered to be reliably winter hardy in the northern parts of USDA Zone 5.


Noteworthy Characteristics

Acorus gramineus is commonly called grassy-leaved sweet flag. It is native to wetland areas of China, Japan, Korea, India, Thailand, Myanmar and the Philippines. It is a semi-evergreen, marginal aquatic perennial that features a grass-like tuft of narrow, linear leaf blades (1/4“ wide) that fan outward to 6-12” tall. Tiny, insignificant, yellow-green flowers bloom from spring to early summer on lateral, sedge-like flower spikes (spadixes to 2-4" long). Flowers give way to very tiny, reddish, fleshy berries. Tufts will slowly spread over time by rhizomes to form a dense ground cover. Plants thrive in wet soils and are commonly grown in water gardens and boggy areas for foliage accent or ground cover purposes. Although it looks like a grass and its common name suggests a grassy appearance, grassy-leaved sweet flag is not a member of the grass family. Originally it was assigned to the arum family (which includes calla lily and jack-in-the-pulpit), but recently it has been transferred from arum to its own family called Acoraceae. Transfer from the arum family was in part done because plants in the genus Acorus do not have true spathes as are typically found in arum family members. Foliage is sweetly fragrant when bruised (hence the common name of sweet flag).
Genus name is the Latin name from the Greek akoron used for Acorus calamus and Iris pseuodacorus.
Specific epithet comes from the Latin word meaning grass.
Foliage is sweetly fragrant when bruised (hence the common name of sweet flag).
'Ogon' is a dwarf plant which features iris-like tufts of narrow, grass-like, variegated leaf blades (6-12" tall and 1/4" wide) which are striped with yellow and green but primarily appear as yellow.


No serious insect or disease problems. Scorch will occur if soils are not kept consistently moist to wet.

Garden Uses

Mass as a ground cover in small areas of water gardens, along streams or ponds, bogs or in moist open woodland gardens. Helps control erosion on water banks. Also effective in rock gardens, border fronts, foundations or as small landscape accents as long as the soil moisture requirements can be met. This plant may be used in the landscape in somewhat the same situations as one might use those species of Carex that prefer sun/part shade.

8- Scarlet Belle

Sarracenia 'Scarlet Belle'

  • Hardy  

  • Growing height: 12".

  • Planting depth: Bog plant, not to be fully submerged.

  • Thrives in full sun to partial shade.

  • The ends of the pitchers color with prominent red veins enclosing white markings. The openings of the pitchers are slight which helps keep the rain out.

11- Water Dock

Water Dock
Rumex sanguineus

  • Hardy to zone 6 [See Map]

  • Planting depth: Bog plant, not to be fully submerged.

  • Thrives in full sun.

  • Growing Height: 10"-12".

  • Good plant for floating islands. Green foliage with burgandy veins. Leaves are edible, can be used in salads.

  • Also known as: Bloody Dock

  • We can not ship this plant to: AR

9- Tropical Banana Plant

Tropical Banana Plant
Musa zebrina

  • Hardy zones - 10 [See Map]

  • Height: Up to 7'

  • Planting Depth: This plant needs "wet feet, dry shoulders". Do not submerge.

  • Thrives in full sun

  • Green foliage with red accents.

10-Variegated Society Garlic

Variegated Society Garlic
Tulbagia violacea 'Variegata'

  • Hardy to zone 7 [See Map]

  • Planting depth: Bog plant, not to be fully submerged.

  • Thrives in full sun to partial shade.

  • Growing Height: 12"-15".

  • Small pink flowers summer and fall.

  • Excellent plant for floating islands.

  • Also known as: Silver Lace

12- Acourus   (Sweet Flag) 

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Family: Araceae

Genus: Acorus

Species: calamus

Common Name: Sweet Flag

Position: Full sun

Hardiness: Hardy

Soil type: Boggy

Planting depth: Up to 15cm

Height: 90cm

Spread: 60cm

Flowering period: May to July

Propagation: Divide rhizomes in spring

Skill: Easy


Notes: Sweet flag is a spreading aquatic perennial with two distinct species. Acorus calamus is a large Iris-like plant whose strap-shaped leaves give off a tangerine scent when crushed. The small horn-like flower heads are insignificant.

Acorus gramineus Ogon


variegated version with yellow and green stripes, to 40cm high, unfussy about position but can scorch in full sun. Evergreen. 


• Height 30cm
• Full sun or part shade
• Plant 0-5cm deep

The variety 'Variegatus' has bold cream coloured stripes in the green leaves. Acorus gramineus (Japanese rush) grows to about 15-23cm high, planting depth 0-3cm. The variety 'Variegatus' has dark green leaves edged with pale yellow. Acorus gramineus is not quite as hardy as Acorus calamus and may not survive a severe wint 

Species :


1- Acorus calamus  ( COMMON SWEET FLAG BAREROOT) 


Looks rather grass-like, until closer inspection reveals the arum-like cluster of flowers, the iris-like leaves smell delightful when crushed. Found in wet areas and ditches. Flowers: May-Aug. Height: 30 – 60 cm


useful non-invasive native for margins. Clump forming and well behaved, fairly duck-proof.


- Acorus calamus variegatus (Variegated Sweet Flag) :


• Height 60-90cm
• Full sun or part shade
• Plant 0-15cm deep

Acorus calamus (common Sweet Flag)

Acorus calamus variegatus (Variegated Sweet Flag)

A variegated variety of Acorus calamus, the Variegated Sweetflag, has cream and green-striped, sword-like foliage that makes an excellent background plant. It grows from 2 to 3 feet long and has glossy leaves with distinctive midribs and crinkling along part of one edge.


The Variegated Sweetflag does not grow as fast as its green counterpart, but will still require a wide-mouthed, 5-gallon pot and annual repotting. It prefers to be submersed 1-12" and has a spread of 12-48". When planting, place roots against sides of pot for maximum growing space across the pot and to prevent them from jumping out. The roots grow shallowly across the soil and produce twin offshoots from each side along the length of the rhizome.


These offshoots can extend to develop their own offshoots as well. Rooted plantlets can be cut from the main rhizome in spring or summer. If plantlets have not developed enough roots, expose them to water and repot when roots are sufficient to anchor the plant. Grow in sun to part shade. Goes fully dormant during winter. Zones 3-11.


Approximate Purchase Size: 12" to 18"




2- Acorus gramineus (Japanese sweet flag)


evergreen dark green leaves, useful for shadier areas; one of the very few evergreen marginal plants 


• Height 60cm
• Full sun or part shade
• Plant 0-5cm deep

Acorus gramineus( Acorus gramineus Sol. Aiton, 1789 ), commonly known as grass-leaf sweet flag,[1] dwarf sedge, Japanese rush, and Japanese sweet flag, is a botanical species belonging to the genus Acorus, native to Japan, Korea in eastern Asia. The plant usually grows in wetlands and shallow water.


Description :

This shrubby plant's long, narrow, slightly curved leaves may grow to 30 cm (12 inches) in height. It can grow fully or partially submerged, or in very moist soil, but it will usually only flower when at least partially submerged.

Var. pusillus has slightly shorter, more rigid glossy green leaves, while var. variegatus has longer leaves streaked with yellow.


Cultivation and uses :

Acorus gramineus spreads aggressively by rhizome, creating a nearly-seamless groundcover where conditions are favorable, and it is frequently used around the edges of ponds and water gardens,[2] as well as submerged in freshwater aquaria. It can be propagated by dividing the fleshy underwater rhizome and planting the base in shallow water.


In Japan during the Heian period, leaves of the plant were gathered for the Sweet Flag Festival on the fifth day of the fifth month. Sweet flag and wormwood were spread on the roofs of houses for decoration and to ward off evil spirits. Special herbal balls made of sweet flag were also fashioned for the occasion.

Videos :

culture and division of Acorus gramineus

Acorus gramineus 'Minimus Aureus' - Dwarf Golden Sweet Flag

Acorus gramineus variegatus 


the white and green variegated version, slightly less vigorous and similar size to above. Evergreen. 

• Height 25cm
• Full sun or part shade
• Plant 0-5cm deep

Common Name: grassy-leaved sweet flag

Type: Herbaceous perennial

Family: Acoraceae

Zone: 5 to 8

Height: 0.50 to 1.00 feet

Spread: 0.50 to 1.00 feet

Bloom Time: June to July

Bloom Description: Greenish yellow

Sun: Full sun to part shade

Water: Medium to wet

Maintenance: Low

Suggested Use: Water Plant, Naturalize, Rain Garden

Flower: Showy

Leaf: Colorful, Fragrant

Tolerate: Erosion, Wet Soil


This aquatic perennial is semi-evergreen and showy, with grassy, striped foliage that reaches less than 1 foot tall. The species is native to East Asia. Use it in a situation where its diminutive size can be appreciated along the margins of a pool or in a bog garden.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsWhite-and-green striped grassy leaves.

CarePlant in containers and place in water (less than 4 inches deep) or very moist soil in full sun.

PropagationDivide at the beginning of the growing season every 3 or 4 years. Pot up divisions and plant out when established.

ProblemsFungal leaf spots, rust, wet and dry root rots.

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