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Carex oshimensis - 'Evergold' (Golden Sedge, Carex)

Carex oshimensis - 'Evergold' (Golden Sedge, Carex)
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Type Herbaceous flower, Grass, Evergreen, Ground cover
Form Spreading arching, Architectural Form
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Variegated green-gold Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Carex oshimensis Description

This spreading variegated Carex looks good as a specimen in a pot or even better planted informally in groups or 3, 5 or more, where it can be planted in drifts ammoung herbaceous plants and ground cover. Provides all year round interest with its low spreading golden green foliage. Ideal towards the front of the border.


Carex oshimensis - Cultivation Notes

This low growing tufty grass will tolerate full sun but prefers partial shade with decent fertile moist garden soil. Plant ammongst low growing perrnnials in groups or drifts. Mulch every few years. Well suited to planting in a pots or tubs.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Carex oshimensis:

  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Carex oshimensis

  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers
  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

Design & Plant Use for Carex oshimensis:

  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest
  • Ornamental grass for summer long foliage interest
  • Ornamental grass ideal for drift planting in a sunny spot
  • Ideal for naturalistic woodland planting

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Common Missspellings: Karex, Carix, Karix, Carrex, Carrecs, Karecs, Karics

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