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Carex oshimensis ‘Evergold’ (photo courtesy of the Sunset Western Garden Collection)
Carex oshimensis ‘Evergold’ (photo courtesy of the Sunset Western Garden Collection)

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Carex oshimensis ‘Evergold’

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Evergreen, Ground covers, Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants, Perennials

CAREX

Large group of grasslike, clumping plants found worldwide and grown for foliage effect in borders, rock gardens, containers, and water gardens (flowers are generally insignificant); some are used as lawn substitutes, as large-scale groundcovers, or for erosion control. Long, narrow evergreen leaves are often striped or oddly colored. Specialists offer many varieties. Although characteristically found in damp soils, many sedges will grow under relatively dry conditions in cultivation. Many are short-lived in gardens so are used as annuals.

Carex oshimensis ‘Evergold’

Unbeatable choice for edging and mass planting as a groundcover; from the Sunset Western Garden Collection. Arching blades of evergreen, variegated dark green, and creamy yellow foliage are great for adding color and texture to plantings or containers. Tolerates dry shade with occasional watering.

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