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ACORUS gramineus 'Minimus Aureus'

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James Burghardt

Family

Acoraceae

Botanical Name

ACORUS gramineus 'Minimus Aureus'

Plant Common Name

Dwarf Golden Sweet Flag, Grassleaf Sweet Flag

General Description

Dwarf golden grassleaf sweet flag is an compact evergreen to semi-evergreen perennial that originates from Japan. It is grown for compact, clump-forming habit and beautiful golden grass-like foliage, which is aromatic when crushed.

This perennial is easy to grow if provided with rich, evenly moist soil and full to partial sun and looks great when mixed with other perennials for moist sites. Though well-suited to boggy gardens, plants will not tolerate deep standing water.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 2

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    3"-3" / 7.6cm - 7.6cm (3)

  • Width

    6"-6" / 15.2cm - 15.2cm (6)

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer

  • Native To

    Eastern Asia, Japan

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Poorly Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Wet Site

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water, Ample Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Insignificant

  • Flower Color

    Green

  • Fruit Color

    Tan

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Yellow Green, Gold

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Yellow Green, Gold

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Yellow Green, Gold

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green, Yellow Green, Sandy Brown

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    Yes

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Semi-Evergreen

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bog Garden, Container, Edging, Groundcover, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No