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


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

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

Foliage Color: Yellow, Yellow / Gold
Leaf Shape: Strappy

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: ground hugger, continuity creator
Plant Behavior: Clumping
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Great Plant Pick, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos