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Acorus calamus 'Variegatus'

12th November 2008

The variegated form of the Sweet Rush is a pretty foliage plant for a damp location (the flowers are sufficiently sporadic to cause no offense). I like variegated plants, and there are a few that manage to turn variegation into an asset and an addition to an already good plant. Anything with tall spiky foliage stands a chance of being improved by a broad white stripe, and this is a shining example. Unfortunately in the trade off with beauty, it has lost much of the sensational fragrance of the green leaved form.