Carex oshimensis 'Everillo' PP21002 (3.5-inch pot)
Common Name: Japanese Sedge, Ornamental Grass
This sport of 'Evergold' has a similar performance to its parent but with a brilliant, solid gold leaf color. Long, thin arching leaf blades are chartreuse green toward the crown, but turn golden yellow as they are exposed to UV light. Short tan inflorescence appears just above the foliage.
Like 'Evergold', this low-growing evergreen sedge can be used in rock gardens or as spillers in containers. For best golden color, plant in a location with morning sun. In deep shade, foliage remains chartreuse. Plant in moist soils. From Pat Fitzgerald.
'Everillo' is an evergreen variety that performs best in light to partial shade and rich soil with dry to average moisture. It tends to suffer in extreme heat. In northern climates, it should be sited out of the way of winter winds and provided with some protection such as snow or straw. If plants look tattered in early spring, cut them back to the ground. The new foliage will quickly fill back in.
Plantarium Bronze Medal -- 2010
Height: 10.0-12.0 Inches
Spread: 28.0-32.0 Inches
Hardiness Zones: 5,6,7,8,9
Foliage Color: Yellow shades
Part Shade (4-6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Low to Average Water Needs
Average to Fertile Soil Quality
Growth Rate: Medium
Border Plant, Container, Edging, Ground Cover, Attractive Foliage, Small, Specimen, Focal Point