Carex morrowii 'Gilt'
Variegated Japanese 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.
Paler bands along each blade give it a frosty look.
Attributes - Carex morrowii 'Gilt'
Plant Type: Grass
Height: 8 in. to 1 ft. 6 in.
Width: 2 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil. Container Plants.
Carex 'Frosted Curls', Carex buchananii, Carex elata 'Bowles Golden', Carex morrowii 'Goldband', Carex siderostica 'Variegata'