This aquatic perennial is semi-evergreen and showy, with grassy, striped foliage that reaches less than 1 foot tall. The species is native to East Asia. Use it in a situation where its diminutive size can be appreciated along the margins of a pool or in a bog garden.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsWhite-and-green striped grassy leaves.
CarePlant in containers and place in water (less than 4 inches deep) or very moist soil in full sun.
PropagationDivide at the beginning of the growing season every 3 or 4 years. Pot up divisions and plant out when established.
ProblemsFungal leaf spots, rust, wet and dry root rots.
- Genus : Acorus
- Zones : 10, 11
- Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
- Light : Full Sun
- Flower Color : Green
- Growth Rate : Moderate
- Maintenance : Moderate
- Plant Type : Perennials
- Characteristics : Showy Foliage
- Bloom Time : Summer
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
- Plant Width : Under 6 inches
- Moisture : Wet