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Ornamental Grass, Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'
Item F21OG155

'Evergold' is a dense, clump-forming sedge rising from 8-18" tall and to 20" wide. It is grown for its striking foliage effect. 'Evergold' features grass-like, arching, variegated leaves, which are creamy yellow with dark green borders. It produces drooping clumps of brownish flowers in late spring that are rather insignificant. Sedges are grass-like plants, mostly preferring sites with moist, rich soil. This Japanese selection forms a low cascading clump of leathery green leaves, with a bright creamy-yellow stripe down the center. This is a choice plant for edging, or in the rock garden. If the tips of the leaves get windburn over the winter, they may be trimmed with scissors in the spring. This is a well-behaved, non-spreading plant. Clumps may be divided in early spring. Tolerates dry shade with occasional watering. This sedge is evergreen in the South, maintaining a good appearance in both summer and winter. It’s not evergreen in the north, although some foliage color will persist through the winter.

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Size: #1 · Hardiness: Zones 5-9 · Family: Poaceae

Botanical: Carex oshimensis 'Evergold' · Common: Ornamental Grass

Height: 8-18" · Spacing: 20" wide · Bloomtime: May

Exposure: Partial Shade · Flower: Brown · Foliage: Variegated creamy-yellow with dark green borders.

Growing Tips: Easily grown in medium to wet soil in part shade. Foliage color richer in shade than in sun. Tends to languish in full shade. Thrives in moist soil, but also does well in average garden soil. Soil must not be allowed to dry out, however. Cut back to the ground in late winter. May benefit from a winter mulch.

Noteworthy Characteristics: 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. It is long lasting and easy to grow! This is one of the most beautiful of all the sedges available. The dramatic weeping habit lends itself to a number of landscape settings...as a woodland border, near a water feature, or used as an eye-catching mass...stunning! As with all sedges, it's highly deer-resistant.

Ornamental Grasses are gaining in popularity all over the U.S. due to their undemanding nature and long lasting, year round beauty. There is nothing that adds such interesting forms, textures and movement to a garden, than with this diverse plant group. They can be planted along banks of ponds, incorporated into perennial gardens, grouped together, utilized as a ground cover along walkways, paths or on steep banks. They aren't fussy about soil requirements, are drought tolerant as well as insect and disease resistant.

Landscape Attributes: With regular watering, may be massed or grouped in the woodland garden or border. May be used to edge a woodland path. Also may be grown in low spots or along ponds or streams. May be used in the rock garden or spilling over a rocky slope.

Pests: No significant insect or disease problems. Deer and disease resistant!

Planting instructions: Dig a hole large enough to hold the roots. Fill the hole with water and position the plant so the crown (where the root meets the stem) is just slightly below the soil line. Fill the hole with soil and water again. A slow release fertilizer may be used each spring, though it’s not necessary.


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