Licorice Sweet Flag

Acorus gramineus

Lovely as a pond or shade garden plant, licorice sweet flag has a history of medicinal use. Roots have a perfumey licorice scent, and leaves can be used as culinary herb.

Water: Moderate to Wet/Moist

Hardiness: Frost Hardy

Habit: 12" tall perennial grass, slowly spreading from rhizomes

Light: Full Sun to partial shade near coast, partial shade inland

Soil: Average to rich

Origin: Japan, Korea, Eastern Asia

Licorice Sweet Flag