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Carex oshimensis 'Evergold' (v) AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Grass-like

Habit

Tufted

Resilience

Hardiness

H7 (very hardy)

Colour

Flower

Brown in Summer

Foliage

Green, Yellow and Variegated in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

sedge 'Evergold'

Family

Cyperaceae


Carex can be deciduous or evergreen, rhizomatous or tufted perennials, with triangular stems bearing linear or strap-shaped leaves and short or long spikes of tiny green or brown flowers

'Evergold' is an evergreen sedge forming a clump to 30cm in height, the narrow arching leaves each with a central yellow stripe. Flower spikes, brown, inconspicuous

Synonym(s)

  • Carex hachijoensis 'Evergold'
  • Carex morrowii 'Evergold'
  • Carex oshimensis 'Everbrite'
  • Carex oshimensis 'Honeybird'
  • Carex 'Evergold'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing, North-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Easy to grow in most moist but well-drained fertile soils

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Loam, Chalk, Sand or Clay

Propagation

Propagate by seed, sown in containers in a cold frame in spring or by division in early summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Low Maintenance, Patio/Container Plants or Rock Garden


How to care

Pruning

In summer cut out any dead leaves

Pests

Aphids sometimes attack stem bases

Diseases

Generally disease free