Acorus gramineus 'Minimus Aureus' Sweet Flag



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.

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