• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs wet or constantly moist soil.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Clumps to 10 in. tall, 4 to 6 in. wide, slowly spreading.
    Key Feature:
    Deer Resistant
    Blooms:
    Inconspicuous
  • Detail
    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
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
    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
    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:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Needs wet or constantly moist soil.
  • History & Lore
    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.