I grew up in a world where Acorus was included as an odd member of the Araceae, but it has now been moved to a family or its very own,
all by itself in the Acoraceae! It is now thought to be the oldest surviving line of monocots.
I grow a lot of names of Acorus, though I am not convinced they are all distinct. Many of the cultivars of Acorus gramineus
are from Japan, and have accumulated an assortment of new names as they have travelled around the world. I am not sure which of these
are the same and which are different. I try to grow them all in the same conditions side by side, but it doesn't seem to get any clearer.
These are the names I grow, make up your own mind!
Acorus calamus 'Variegatus'
Acorus gramineus 'Dwarf Variegated'
Acorus gramineus 'Gold'
Acorus gramineus 'Golden Delight'
Acorus gramineus 'Golden Edge'
Acorus gramineus 'Hakuro Nishiki'
Acorus gramineus 'Hime Masamune'
Acorus gramineus 'Medium Variegated'
Acorus gramineus 'Oborozuki'
Acorus gramineus 'Ogon'
Acorus gramineus 'Par Green'
Acorus gramineus 'Pusillus'
Acorus gramineus 'Variegatus'