Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Acorus gramineus 'Licorice'
Licorice Sweet Flag
Item #: 219
Zones: 6a to 9b
Height: 10" tall
Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade
Origin: China, Japan
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
Acorus gramineus 'Licorice' is a 1997 Plant Delights/JLBG introduction of a US Botanical Garden import from China. This unique form of the evergreen groundcover, Acorus gramineus 'Licorice', forms a patch (3' wide in 3 years in rich soil) of narrow tufts of evergreen grass-like foliage. When brushed or crushed, the foliage and roots release the strong fragrance of licorice... a delight and a must for herbies and licorice addicts. In addition to the cool fragrance, Acorus 'Licorice' is a durable soil groundcover for moist areas, where an occasional barefoot stroll is desired! It's been far too long since we offered this amazing selection, so it's time for a return engagement.
Flower Color: Green
Leaf Color: Green
Container Role: Spillers
Garden Themes: Chocolate Garden , Cottage Garden Plants , Fairy Garden Plants , Living Wall
Other: Fragrant Foliage Plants , Bog Garden Plants , Edimentals , Deer Resistant Plants , Groundcovers , Medicinal Plants , Plant Delights Introductions , Plants from China , Plants from Japan , Rabbit Resistant Plants , Rain Garden Plants , Wet Shade Plants