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Carex oshimensis 'Evergold' (golden sedge)

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Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'

golden sedge

Fountains of narrow leaves with broad cream stripes adorn this clump-forming, shade-loving grass. 'Evergold' is lovely spilling over into a path or as an architectural feature in a container or window box. Deer and disease resistant, it is long-lasting and easy to grow!

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12 Inches


12-18 Inches


12 Inches

Bloom Color


USDA Hardiness Zone 5-8

golden sedge Interesting Notes

Carex oshimensis ‘Evergold’ is a great accent sedge made popular by its arching habit and fountains of narrow leaves with broad cream stripes and dark green margins. Wonderful in a container or by a small garden path, this statement clumping carex becomes an architectural feature wherever it is planted. While evergreen in most of its growing range, in colder climes, it is useful to cut back foliage in the late winter.

Originally from dry woods and rocky slopes in Honshu Island, Japan, Carex oshimensis fine-textured leaves and 10”-16” height make it a wonderful find. It prefers medium to wet soils, thriving best in light shade and moist garden soil. Plant spreads slowly by rhizome. Brighter light levels can leach the coloring of the leaves.

Adaptable, deer-resistant, and disease resistant, Carex oshimensis ‘Evergold’ is a trooper in the garden and does best in areas where its variegation can add contrast and be observed by the garden visitor. We love using it in a mixed planter for additional dimension.

Carex oshimensis 'Evergold' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grow in shade or part shade in moist to average soil with good drainage. Water well on planting and regularly until established. Trim in late winter.

Good Substitutions

Japanese sedge Carex 'Silver Sceptre'
Japanese sedge Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance'

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Shade
Full Shade
Part Sun
Part Sun
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Green Infrastructure
Lawn Alternative
Plug Type
Landscape Plug™
Ornamental Foliage
Propagation Type
Grass Type
Cool Season