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Dwarf Golden Sweet Flag

Acorus gramineus 'Minimus Aureus'

Item 005321

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USDA Zone:
5-9
This plant will grow in my zone:
6
  • Light Needs
    Full sun to Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.
Description:

A superb dwarf groundcover with tufts of yellow-green, grass-like leaves. Slowly spreads by creeping rhizomes to form a golden mat of sweetly fragrant foliage. Grows well in wet areas and is excellent at stabilizing soil at pond and stream bed edges. A handsome addition to container arrangements. Semi-evergreen.

Price: $17.00

Price: $16.95

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Average Landscape Size
Reaches only 4 in. tall, spreading 8 to 12 in. or more over time.
Botanical Name: Acorus gramineus 'Minimus Aureus'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Semi-evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow
Special Feature: Clump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Tolerates Wet Soils
Foliage Color: Light Green
Bloom Time: Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Flower Color: No
Garden Style: Asian/Zen ,   Contemporary ,   Rustic

Thrives in average soils with consistent moisture, even boggy conditions and standing water. Shelter from harsh sun exposure in hot summer regions. Water regularly to maintain moisture levels; will not tolerate dry soils. For a neat appearance, remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

History

The name 'Acorus' is derived from the Greek word 'Acoron' meaning pupil. The terms was used by ancient Greek Physician Pedanius Dioscorides who began its use as an herbal remedy for inflammation of the eye. Acorus gramineus is native to Japan and Eastern Asia.

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