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.