This is a beautiful addition to any aquatic setting. The Blades of this versatile grass are quite stiff, like a rush-grass. This allows them to maintain their form, when other ornamental grasses are drooping. We sell nice, large clumps of Acorus Grass. Easily grown in average, medium wet to wet soils in full sun to part shade. Grows well in both boggy conditions (including shallow standing water to 3" deep) and consistently moist garden soils. Scorched leaf tips will occur if soils are allowed to dry out. In water gardens, it is planted in containers with up to 3" of water covering the crowns or in wet soils at the edge. Appreciates some relief from hot summer sun (e.g., afternoon shade or filtered sun) when grown in hot summer climates. Slowly naturalizes by spreading roots, but is not invasive. Noteworthy Characteristics: A. g. ‘Variegatus’ is commonly called variegated Japanese rush, dwarf sweet flag or grassy-leaved sweet flag. It is a semi-evergreen, marginal aquatic perennial that features grass Although it looks like a grass or small iris, it is actually a member of the arum family (Calla lily and Jack-in-the-pulpit).Foliage is sweetly fragrant when bruised.
WHERE TO GROW water gardens, along streams or ponds, bogs or in moist open woodland gardens. Also effective in rock gardens, border fronts, foundations or as small landscape accents as long as the soil moisture requirements can be met. This plant may be used in the landscape in somewhat the same situations as one might use those species of Carex which prefer sun/part shade. Cold Hardy to Zone 5