Carex Evergold

Carex oshimensis "Evergold'

Growzone: 5-10

Brightly variegated foliage in yellow and green of Carex Evergold features a tight fountain-like habit, even in the shade. Add texture to your landscape with this lovely mounding grass.
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1 Gal $18.95
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Carex Evergold Information:

Carex Evergold is a popular variegated cultivar that is ornamentally grown in part shade areas for its arching, ornamentally attractive foliage. Each leaf features a broad, creamy, yellowish-white center stripe bordered on each side by thin narrow dark green margins.

Carex Evergold is easily grown in medium to wet soils in part shade. Foliage color is richer in part shade than in sun. Plants tend to languish in full shade. Plants thrive in moist soils, but also perform well in average garden soils, with better tolerance for periods of dryness than most sedges have. Plants generally dislike hot and humid summer climates. Plants are evergreen throughout most of their growing range. Where not evergreen, foliage should be cut to the ground and removed in late winter. Plants spread slowly by short rhizomes.

Carex Evergold , commonly known as Oshima kan suge, is a fine-textured sedge that typically grows in a low, grass-like mounded clump to 10-16” tall and as wide. It is native to dry woods and rocky slopes throughout Honshu Island, Japan. This sedge features narrow leaves (typically to 16” long by 5/16” wide). Insignificant brownish flower spikes appear on triangular stems in spring. 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. Plants are similar in appearance to Carex morrowii.

Genus name from Latin means cutter in reference to the sharp leaves and stem edges (rushes are round but sedges have edges) found on most species’ plants.

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Carex Evergold


A dense, clump-forming sedge it features grass-like, arching, variegated leaves which are creamy yellow with dark green borders. It is not evergreen in the Maryland area, although some foliage color will persist through the winter.it looks great grouped in the woodland garden or border or when used to edge a woodland path. It can also be grown in low spots or along ponds or streams but is equally at home in the rock garden or spilling over a rocky slope.