Acorus gramineus 'Minimus Aureus' Sweet Flag

Available Spring 2024


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


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

    • Zones 9&10: Starting March 25th
    • Zone 8: Starting April 1st
    • Zone 7: Starting April 8th
    • Zone 6: Starting April 22nd
    • Zone 5: Starting May 6th
    • Zones 4-2: Starting May 13th

If you live in a warm climate and wish to receive your plants during the winter, please send us an email. Please note that we may be unable to fulfill your request if temperatures are too cold for safe transit or if the plants are dormant.

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