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Carex dolichostachya Gold Fountains™ 'Kaga-nishiki' (Gold Fountains sedge)

Carex dolichostachya Gold Fountains™ 'Kaga-nishiki'

Gold Fountains sedge



This shade-loving sister of C. 'Evergold' is bright gold with attractive narrow (1/4") foliage almost all year. Striking, long-lived and reliable. Works well in average garden conditions and in containers.

SIZE
Carex dolichostachya 'Kaga-nishiki' Gold Fountains LP32 - 32 per flat Availability
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Height

10-12 Inches

Spread

10-12 Inches

Bloom Color

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9

Gold Fountains sedge Interesting Notes

In Japanese, Kaga is the old name for the Ishikawa Prefecture and nishiki means "brocade," an apt description for the lacy beauty of this finely gold variegated sedge. - Rick Darke, Ornamental Grasses

This sedge is a delightful, easy-to-grow addition to any plant collection, via a Barry Yinger expedition to Japan. This evergreen carex has narrow, dark green leaves with a nice golden border. It forms a delightful small clump, 10" tall x 20" wide, perfect for the rock garden or woodland border.

Carex dolichostachya Gold Fountains™ 'Kaga-nishiki' Growing and Maintenance Tips

C. dolichostachya prefers average to dry, fertile, well-drained soils in full sun to full shade. Needs adequate moisture in full sun. Drought tolerant once established. Propagate by division of clumps every few years. Cut foliage to the ground in early spring before new growth occurs to tidy its appearance. Use in containers, borders or texture in the shady woodland garden.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Full Shade
Full Shade
Part Sun
Part Sun
Average
Average
Dry
Dry
Groundcover
Groundcover
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Additional Information

Plug Type
Landscape Plug™
Propagation Type
Vegetative
Attributes
Dry Shade
Moist Sun
Grass Type: Cool Season