Carex morrowii 'Goldband'
Goldband Japanese Sedge, Carex morrowii 'Variegata', 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.
This elegant variety looks golden-green. A closer look reveals a gold pin-stripe down the middle of each narrow green leaf blade. It is lovely in a large container.
Attributes - Carex morrowii 'Goldband'
Plant Type: Perennial
Height: 1 ft. to 1 ft. 6 in.
Width: 1 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Notes: Thrives in Wet Soil. Container Plants, Low Maintenance.
Carex 'Frosted Curls', Carex buchananii, Carex elata 'Bowles Golden', Carex morrowii 'Gilt', Carex siderostica 'Variegata'