Japanese Rush, Japanese Sweet Flag, Grassy-leaved Sweet Flag
Acorus gramineus 'Pusillus'

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acorus (AK-or-us) (Info)
Species: gramineus (gram-IN-ee-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Pusillus

Category:

Groundcovers

Perennials

Ponds and Aquatics

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Aromatic

Other details:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Arlington, Tennessee

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 18, 2005, wooffi from Arlington, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

Clump forming variegated perennial grass,6-12 inch, for the waters edge and with plentiful irrigation anywhere else in the garden.
In a moist location it will continue to spread.

Also very attractive as a container plant,