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Acorus gramineus 'Licorice' (Japanese rush 'Licorice')

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1 hour care
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Ultimate height
Max height
Ultimate spread
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Time to maturity
2-5 years
To maturity

Botanical name: Acorus gramineus 'Licorice'

Other names: Japanese rush 'Licorice', Japanese sweet flag 'Licorice', Dwarf sweet flag 'Licorice', Grassy-leaved sweet flag 'Licorice'

Genus: Acorus

Variety or Cultivar: 'Licorice' _ 'Licorice' is a mounded, clump-forming, semi-evergreen, aquatic plant with fans of linear, glossy, anise-scented, mid-green leaves.

Acorus gramineus 'Licorice' is: Semi evergreen

Flower: Brown, Insignificant or absent in Summer

Foliage: Mid-green in All seasons

Habit: Clump-forming

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Pruning: In summer cut out any dead leaves, remove spent flowers and divide every few years to prevent congestion.. REGISTER to read more...

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Acorus gramineus 'Licorice' (Japanese rush 'Licorice') will reach a height of 0.4m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Aquatic, Bog garden, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Waterside

Cultivation: Plant in fertile soil in sun. Tolerates very wet conditions, and can even be grown in shallow water.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage: Boggy damp conditions, Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

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