Carex elata 'Bowles Golden'

Bowles Golden Sedge, Sedge

The grasslike ornamental sedges offer a dizzying choice of colored stripes and textures, with over 1000 species and even more cultivars. Their flat, curved or folded leaf-blades often have sharp edges -- hence the botanical name, from the Greek word keiros, to cut. Natives of bog and moor, they need wet to moist soil. Plant by a garden pond for colorful reflections, or accent a deck or patio with potted sedges. Their rhizomes produce both short sterile shoots and long, solid fertile ones. Some species, particularly Carex riparia, are invasive, so locate them with care. Grow more plants by dividing in spring, or sowing ripe seed.
Carex elata, Bowles Golden Sedge, Sedge
The golden yellow blades with contrasting narrow bands of green seem to light up the garden with a phosphorescent glow. Foliage turns greener as it matures. Slow to establish and spread. Can grow in water, but needs tops in the air.

Attributes - Carex elata 'Bowles Golden'

Plant Type: Grass

Foliage: Semi-Deciduous

Height: 1 ft. to 2 ft.

Width: 2 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Wet Soil. Container Plants, Showy Flowers.

Related Plants

Carex 'Frosted Curls', Carex buchananii, Carex morrowii 'Gilt', Carex morrowii 'Goldband', Carex siderostica 'Variegata'
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