Acorus gramineus 'Minimus Aureus'

Dwarf Golden Japanese Sweet Flag


Evergreen Grass / Grass-Like, Groundcover

Diminutive puffs of gold add a bright note to an overcast day. Dwarf golden Japanese sweet flag (Acorus gramineus 'Minimus Aureus') is an especially great little edging plant that acts like footlights along shady paths. Best to plant multiple plants in groups or sweeps. Great groundcover for shady, moist (yes, even wet!) areas.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Exposure: Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade

Water Needs: Average, Regular / Even

Description

Size: 4 - 6 tall x 6 - 12 wide
Shape / Form: Low and Spreading
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Grass-like

Features: Attractive Foliage, Dwarf / Compact Plant, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest, Year-round Interest

Foliage Color: Yellow / Gold, Yellow

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Beds and Borders, Container, Groundcover, Lawn Alternative, Mixed Border, Small Gardens
Special Situations: Deer Resistant, Wet Soil Tolerant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Year-round Interest, Late Winter / Early Spring, Late Spring / Early Summer, Late Summer / Early Fall, Late Fall / Early Winter, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: continuity creator, ground hugger
Plant Behavior: Clumping
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Great Plant Pick, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos