Acorus gramineus 'Minimus Aureus' Sweet Flag

Available Next Season


Acorus gramineus 'Minimus Aureus' has dwarf fans of bright golden green, grassy leaves that can be used as a colorful evergreen groundcover. Also known as Miniature Sweet Flag, moisture-loving Acorus 'Minimus Aureus' forms showy mats of stiff, narrow bladed leaves. This is a great perennial grass for damp shady areas where a low bright ground cover is needed. Try planting dark-leaved Ajuga 'Chocolate Chip' with Acorus gramineus 'Minimus Aureus' to create an eye-catching combination.

Sweet flag prefers partial shade and moist to wet, even boggy soil and is excellent at water's edge. It will grow in sun with sufficient moisture. Tolerates moderate foot traffic. Space on 8" centers.


  • Common Names: Sweet Flag
  • Zones: 5-9
  • Light Requirements: Part Sun to Part Shade
  • Soil Preference: Prefers moist to wet soil
  • Height at Maturity: 3-4
  • Width at Maturity: 4-6
  • Foliage Color: Gold/Yellow

Special Features

  • Attracts:
  • Tolerates: Deer. Rabbits. Coastal Conditions.
  • Other Features: Container Plant. Evergreen.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

IMPORTANT: We are at capacity for shipping the week of 4/22. All new orders will be shipped the week of 4/29 (or later, if your Zone has not started shipping in the list below).

We have a huge amount of orders to get through, so we appreciate your patience while we work extra hard to make this happen. Thank you!


All orders placed now will ship in Spring 2024 unless requested otherwise.

    • Zones 10-7: Already started
    • Zone 6: Starting April 22nd
    • Zone 5: Starting May 6th
    • Zones 4-2: Starting May 13th

If you wish to receive your plants earlier than what's on this schedule, please send us an email after you place the order. Please note that we only ship on Mondays and Tuesdays for the safety of the plants in transit.

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