Carex oshimensis 'EVERGOLD'

Carex oshimensis
Carex oshimensis 'EVERGOLD'
Japanese sedge
SIZE/TYPE low or groundcovering
USUAL HEIGHT 0.2-0.3m
USUAL WIDTH 0.2-0.3m
LEAVES evergreen broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES varigated:cream a green
FLOWERS insignificant or non-blooming
COLOUR OF FLOWERS
BLOOMING TIME
LOCATION semi-shade to shade
USDA zone (lowest) 5   (down to -29°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Bamboos and grasses
Evergreen broadleaf
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Japanese sedge is a perfect companion plant for evergreen arrangements because this grass-like perennial remains in leaf all year long. Evergold is a variety with linear, narrow leaves that are creamy yellow in the centre and have dark green margins. It is a well-behaved plant not spreading throughout the entire bed. In late spring it produces short spikes on insignificant reddish brown flowers.

Its narrow leaves create a tufted plant that likes to be touched. It is perfect for a partly shaded rockery, border edges and a large patio container.

It needs well-drained but constantly moist and humus-rich soil. When established it withstands temporary over-wetting. But do not plant it deliberately into boggy conditions. It is very hardy in our conditions. We would only recommend planting it in semi-shade or winter shade to prevent the leaves from winter and early spring sun scald. It might damage the appearance of evergreen leaves. Fully hardy to -29°C (USDA zone 5).

Last update 27-01-2011
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  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
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  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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