Carex 'Evergold' Description
Carex Evergold excels as a shade ground cover in the perennial garden. Japanese sedge grass has light reflecting arching foliage and is just stunning when planting in mass along a shaded walkway.
This evergreen ornamental grass has narrow leaves with a creamy yellow center that are edged in green.
Adaptable to a wide range of uses provided it has ample moisture. Carex is a deer resistant, season spanning, evergreen shade Plant; It will even tolerate light foot traffic.
Grow carex in well-drained soil where it will receive plenty of moisture and where attractive foliage is valued throughout the season. (It does not like it dry) The elegant and arching leaves provide textural contrast to bold foliage of hostas, heuchera, or hellebore. Stunning as a groundcover beneath taller shrubs such as hydrangea.
Special features: Deer resistant, Evergreen, Foliage interest, Moisture tolerant, Multi-seasonal interest, Variegated
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- Botanical name:
Carex hachijoensis 'Evergold'
- Common name:
Evergold Japanese sedge
- Sun exposure:
Shade, Part shade
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- Height x width:
12" x 18"
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- Foliage color:
Gold with green
- Bloom season:
Accent, Container, Edging, Ground cover, Massing, Rain garden, Small spaces, Waterside, Woodland
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Soil: Medium to wet soils - plants thrive in moist soils, but also perform well in average garden soils, with better tolerance for periods of dryness than most sedges have.
Light: Part shade - Foliage color is richer in part shade than in sun. Plants tend to languish in full shade.
Water: Likes even moisture, so water regularly.
Spacing: 1.00 to 1.50 feet
Fertilizing: Needs very little. On poor soil, a light scattering of time release fertilizer in spring should be all that is needed.
Winterizing: No specific care needed. This sedge is evergreen in the deep South, maintaining good foliage in both summer and winter. It is not totally evergreen in the St. Louis area, although some foliage color will persist through mild winters, so wait until late winter or early spring to cut back, or tidy up the foliage.
Maintenance & pruning: Where not evergreen, foliage should be cut to the ground and removed in late winter.
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