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Carex hachijoensis 'Evergold' - Sedge

Ornamental Grasses

Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'

Sedge

Carex oshimensis ‘Evergold’ is an ornamental sedge that becomes an arching, low tufted mound in the landscape. Each graceful thin blade is dark green with a wide, bright butter-yellow central stripe. This cheerful perennial requires very little maintenance once it is established. Brownish flowers in late spring are insignificant. This sedge is evergreen in the South, maintaining a good appearance in both summer and winter. It is not evergreen in the St. Louis area, although some foliage color will persist through the winter.


A choice plant for edging, or in the rock garden. If the tips of the leaves get wind-burn over the winter, they may be trimmed with scissors in the spring. This is a well-behaved, non-spreading plant. Clumps may be divided in early spring. Tolerates dry shade with occasional watering.

Sedge Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Easily grown in medium to wet soil in part shade. Foliage color richer in shade than in sun. Tends to languish in full shade. Thrives in moist soil, but also does well in average garden soil. Soil must not be allowed to dry out, however. Cut back to the ground in late winter. May benefit from a winter mulch.

Height:

8-12 in

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Spread:

12-18 in

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Hardiness Zone:

5 - 9

Characteristics & Attributes for Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'

Exposure
Partial Shade
Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Moist
Wet
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Spring
Attributes
Mass Planting
Border or Bed
Specimen
Container
Edging
Great Foliage
Foliage Color
Green
Variegated
Yellow
Great Companion Plants for Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'
English Ivy English Ivy (Hedera helix 'Baltica')
Coral Bells Coral Bells (Heuchera 'Forever Purple')
Pig Squeak Pig Squeak (Bergenia cordifolia (Winterglut) 'Winter Glow')
Lady fern Lady fern (Fern, Athyrium filix-femina var. angustum 'Lady in Red')
Coral Bells Coral Bells (Heuchera villosa 'Obsidian')
Bleeding Heart Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectabilis )
Plantain Lily Plantain Lily (Hosta 'Guacamole')
Coral Bells Coral Bells (Heuchera villosa 'Fire Alarm')
Coral Bells Coral Bells (Heuchera 'Lime Marmalade')
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