Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'

Carex oshimensis ‘Evergold’ Family: Cyperaceae
(KAIR-ecks oh-shih-MEN-siss)
syn. Carex morrowii ‘Aureovariegata’

Common name: variegated Japanese sedge
Zone: 5 – 9
Height: 12 in (30cm) Spread: 18-24 in (45-60cm)
Aspect: full sun; partial shade
Soil: fertile; moist; well-draining
Water: regular

Description: A slow growing, evergreen perennial grass with a dense, clump-forming habit. Narrow leaves with creamy yellow centres edged in green form a pleasing arching fountain shape. Insignificant brown flower spikes appear in summer.


Special Notes: A low maintenance grass which also grows well in containers. Preference is for moister areas such as beside ponds or in boggy areas. Most references place this in at least partial shade but it does well in full sun too. Foliage can be cut back to a low mound in late winter to rejuvenate the leaves. Relatively few pests and disease problems. Deer resistant. Propagate by division in early spring or autumn.


RHS Award of Garden Merit 1993; Great Plant Pick 2005



Posted on April 27, 2013