Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionThe light-reflecting, arching foliage of Evergold Sedge (Carex hachijoensis) makes for stunning shade ground cover perennial. The evergreen foliage has attractive variegation, with a creamy, yellow center and green edges. The compact habit is perfect for any space, small or large.
Did we mention how durable it is? This plant is native to rocky slopes and dry forests of Japan. It's perfect for those tough-to-grow spaces, like between rocks, on slopes, or edging pathways. Don't worry if you misstep; it can handle a little foot traffic. The only maintenance required is a quick trim in early spring!DetailsBotanical name:Carex hachijoensis 'Evergold' Common name: Evergold Japanese sedge, Oshima kan suge Zone: 5 - 9 Sun exposure: Part-sun (4-6 hours sun) to shade (< 4 hours sun) Soil type: Clay to average Soil moisture: Moist Height x width: 12" x 18" Foliage color: Creamy yellow and green Features: Wet soils, space savers, rain gardens, heat tolerant, ground covers, evergreens, deer resistant, container plants Uses: Accent, container, edging, ground cover, massing, rain garden, slopes, small spaces, watersideHow To GrowSoil: Plants thrive in wet soil but also tolerates average soil. Light: Grows best in part-sun, but can withstand sun or shade. Water: Likes even moisture, so water regularly. Spacing: 1 to 1.5 feet Fertilizing: Generally, not required. In poor soils, a light application of slow-release fertilizer can be applied. Winterizing: No care is needed. This sedge is evergreen in the deep South, maintaining good foliage in both summer and winter. Maintenance & pruning: Trim foliage to the ground in early spring in areas where it does not grow as an evergreen.
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This is just a fun landscaping grass. I have three around my porch, and they have been healthy, happy, and low maintenance since day 1!
The plants were so big when they arrived. Put them in the ground and they look fantastic.
Beautiful healthy plants!
I have ordered about 50 Sedges. So far they came meticulously packaged and all have survived well except one. One came very small and without much root ball and soil. I planted it anyway in hopes it would survive. I would definitely order again, much better plants than a competors who plants have all died.
Healthy, well packaged plants arrived. I use these as a border in my flower beds. I just wish it was the same “Evergold” I bought in previous years. The old name was Carex Evergold, and it seems it’s no longer carried.