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How to Grow Acorus gramineus Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Variegated Slender Sweet Flag

Variegated slender sweet flag

Japanese Sweet Flag (Acorus gramineus) photograph by Cliff.


Quick Acorus gramineus Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific name: Acorus gramineus
  • Common Name: Variegated slender sweet flag
  • Growing Zone (USA): 6 to 10
  • Life Cycle/Type: Grass, Perennial

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 12 to 18
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 12 to 18
  • Time of Bloom: Summer
  • Color of Bloom: Green
  • Leaf Foliage Detail: Green, Variegated, Yellow
  • Growth Form: Rounded

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Partially shady to full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Quick
  • Suitable Soil Types: Adaptable, Clay, Loamy, Sandy, Slightly alkaline, Well drained
  • Moisture: Moist/Wet

Caring Conditions

  • Level of Maintenance: Low
  • Propagation: Rhizome division at start o fgrowing season. Pot and plant out only when established
  • How to Prune: Cut back after flowering
  • Pests: Usually pest free
  • Diseases: Usually pest free

Further Information

  • Can Attact:
  • Tolerant of: Heavy Shade, Erosion, Wet Soil
  • Best used in: Container, Foundation, Ground cover, En masse , Rock garden, Seashore
  • Miscellaneous : Attractive foliage, Fragrant foliage, Non-native to North America, Naturalizing, Wetlands plant, Inconspicuous flowers or blooms
  • Genus Detail: Acoru
  • Further Reading: Here and Here


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