Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: High
Needs wet or constantly moist soil.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Clumps to 10 in. tall, 4 to 6 in. wide, slowly spreading.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Deer Resistant
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Inconspicuous
Botanical Pronunciation:a-KO-rus grah-MIN-ee-us
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
Sunset climate zones:3 - 10, 14 - 24, 26 - 34, 36, 37
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Clumps to 10 in. tall, 4 to 6 in. wide, slowly spreading.
Foliage color:Variegated
Blooms:Inconspicuous
Flower attributesFragrant
Design IdeasPair with other water loving perennials and shrubs along ponds, streams and wet woodland areas. Will brighten a shady area of your garden or add texture and color to borders and edges. Golden yellow color will dress up a container planting as long as the soil is kept moist. .
Companion PlantsPlant with other shade or sun, water-loving perennials, shrubs and grasses like Iris, Sweetspire, Ajuga, Rodgersia, Heath and Sedge. complements purple leaf foliage plants and deep pink and purple bloomers.
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: High
Needs wet or constantly moist soil.
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.