Dwarf Sweet Flag (Acorus gramineus 'Pusillus Minimus')
This grassy-leaved sweet flag cultivar is a dwarf plant which looks like a grass but is actually a member of the arum family. Tufts of green grassy-like leaf blades which grow to only 3-4" tall will slowly spread by creeping roots to form a mat of medium green foliage.
The foliage is sweetly fragrant. Insignificant tiny, greenish-yellow flowering-plants appear in spring. flowering-plants give way to tiny fleshy berries. Easily grown in average, medium wet to wet soils. Best in light shade. Grows well in either boggy conditions or in moist garden soils.
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. A good ground cover in areas of water gardens, along streams or ponds or in moist open woodland. Quite effective between stepping stones (foot traffic stimulates aromatic release).
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