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Carex oshimensis 'Evergold' (golden sedge)

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!

SIZE
Carex oshimensis 'Evergold' LP32 - 32 per flat Availability
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Height

12 Inches

Spread

12-18 Inches

Spacing

12 Inches

Bloom Color

Green

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-8

golden sedge Interesting Notes

Carex oshimensis ‘Evergold’ is a great accent grass 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 clump grass 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 morrowii 'Ice Dance'
Japanese sedge Carex 'Silver Sceptre'
Gold Fountains sedge Carex dolichostachya Gold Fountains™ 'Kaga-nishiki'

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Shade
Full Shade
Part Sun
Part Sun
Moist
Moist
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Groundcover
Groundcover

Additional Information

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