Common name: Grass-leaf sweet flag
Acorus gramineus is native to eastern Asia and likes its feet wet. It is not a true grass, but its leaves look like blades of grass. It also has a citrus scent when pinched.
We have several cultivars in the Gardem. Variegated grassleaf sweet flag (Acorus gramineus ‘Ogon’) is a selection with dwarf habit and narrow variegated foliage. As a versatile ground cover, it is valued for its butter-yellow striped blades and graceful, arching habit.
Photo taken in the Garden