Acorus gramineus is a a water-loving evergreen ‘grass’ with a bright golden foliage that is variegated. In order to grow properly, plant Japanese Sweetflag in a moist, enriched soil. The flowers on this grass are insignificant, but with its tufted foliage, Acorus gramineus makes a beautiful border for streams or ponds and anywhere else in your water garden.
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Golden Japanese Sweetflag
Acorus prefers to grow in fertile, constantly moist, acidic soil. However, it will tolerate a wide range of conditions as long as moisture is constantly available. It will even grow in standing water up to 5″ deep. If the soil dries out, the tips of the leaf blades will brown and be unsightly. In most parts of the country Acorus can be grown in full sun. In warmer inland areas, however, some shade should be provided.
Hibiscus – Hardy hibiscus provides an excellent backdrop for the variegated foliage of sweet flag. In mid- to late summer the dinner-plate-size red, pink, or white blooms of hibiscus provide showstopping color.
Rush – Rushes are another group of grasslike plants that appreciate moist soil. Spiral rush has curlicue leaves that provide an excellent foil to the grasslike foliage of sweet flag.
Pitcher plant – Create an interesting display in moist, boggy sites with grassy sweet flag and the unusual leaves of pitcher plant.