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Carex oshimensis 'Evergold' ('Aurea-variegata')

Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants


Large group of grasslike, clumping plants found worldwide and grown for foliage effect in borders, rock gardens, containers, water gardens (flowers are generally insignificant); some are used as lawn substitutes, as large-scale ground covers, 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' ('Aurea-variegata')

Stunning selection of a Japanese native. Clumping growth to 1 to 2 ft. high, 2 to 3 ft.wide. Dark green leaves have a broad central band of creamy white that matures to creamy yellow. Needs shade and regular water.

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