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Acorus gramineus

Common Name(s):
Japanese sweet flag, Japanese sweetflag
Cultivar(s):
Ogon, Variegatus, Minimus aureus
Categories:
Groundcover, Ornamental Grass
Comment:

Space 8-12 inches apart when planting.  Narrow, glossy, fragrant leaves with spreading roots.  Great for an edging groundcover.  Good container plant if kept moist.  

Light:
Sun to partial shade
Height:
6-12 in
Hardiness:
6 to 9
Foliage:
Narrow, shiny, dark green leaves; 12-18 inches long.
Flower:
Small, yellow flowers in mid spring on 2-4 in. spadix. Reddish fleshy fruit.
Zones:
7-9
Habit:
Evergreen
Size:
0.5-1 ft
Texture:
Fine
Form:
Erect leaves
Soil:
prefers damp soil
Inflorescence:
grown for foliag
Tags:
yellow, container plant, spring, groundcover, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 2827

Acorus gramineus Acorus gramineus
Cliff 1066, CC BY - 2.0
Acorus gramineus flower
Tetsuya Odaka, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Acorus gramineus 'Ogon' Ogon cultivar
FD Richards, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Acorus gramineus 'Variegatus' Variegatus cultivar
Francois Guibert, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Acorus gramineus 'Minimus aureus' Minimus aureus cultivar. Dwarf with yellow leaves.
Peter Stevens, CC BY - 2.0