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Dwarf Golden Sweet Flag

Acorus gramineus 'Minimus Aureus'

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.
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LoreThe 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.
Average Size at MaturityReaches only 4 in. tall, spreading 8 to 12 in. or more over time.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenSemi-evergreen
Foliage ColorLight Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Edging, Ground Cover
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Compact Form
Watering NeedsKeep soil moist to wet.
Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Sweetspire (Itea); Fothergilla (Fothergilla); Iris (Iris); Cardinal Flower (Lobelia)

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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