• Overview
    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
  • 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:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    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.