Acorus gramineus

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 Acorus gramineus subsp. var.  Dwarf sedge, Japanese rush, Japanese sweet flag
Acorus gramineus.jpg
Habit: herbaceous
Height: to
Width: to
16in 18in36in
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Width: 18 in to 36 in
Lifespan: perennial
Origin: Japan, E Asia
Bloom: early summer, mid summer, late summer
Exposure: sun, part-sun
Features: flowers
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USDA Zones: 5 to 10
Sunset Zones:
Flower features: orange, yellow
Araceae > Acorus gramineus var. ,

This shrubby plant's long, narrow, slightly curved leaves may grow to 30cm (12 inches) in height. It can grow fully or partially submerged, or in very moist soil, but it will usually only flower when at least partially submerged.

Var. pusillus has slightly shorter, more rigid glossy green leaves, while var. variegatus has longer leaves streaked with yellow.

Acorus gramineus spreads aggressively by rhizome, creating a nearly-seamless groundcover where conditions are favorable, and it is frequently used around the edges of ponds and water gardens [1] , as well as submerged in freshwater aquaria. It can be propagated by dividing the fleshy underwater rhizome and planting the base in shallow water until the cutting strengthens.

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Acorus gramineus, Soland. Height 8-12 in. Much smaller than A. Calamus, forming compact, grassy tufts. Japan. Var. variegatus, Hort. Lvs. striped white.— Used in hanging-baskets, vases, rockeries and for cutting. Often grown indoors.

A. japonicus argenteo-striatus, Hort., and A. japonicus folia variegatus, Hort., are catalogue names, and are referable, from description, to A. gramineus, Soland. var. variegatusCH.

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More information about this species can be found on the genus page.



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