Carex oshimensis 'Evergold' (3.5-inch plant)
a/k/a Evergold Sedge, Sedge Grass, Variegated Japanese Sedge, Carex hachijoensis 'Evergold'
One of the most popular variegated sedges, this selection has creamy yellow leaves with dark green edges. They cascade softly to the ground in a fountain-like manner. Unlike many other sedges, this one prefers dry to average soil moisture. This versatile sedge is beautiful as a spiller in containers, rock gardens, and landscapes.
Evergreen leaves with creamy yellow variegated center strip with deep green margins. Coffee-colored flowers in spring. A cool-season growing that will maintain color through the summer. Cut back about 2/3 in very early spring. Foliage color is richer in part shade than in sun. Plants tend to languish in full shade. Plants thrive in moist soils, but also perform well in average garden soils, with better tolerance for periods of dryness than most sedges have. Plants generally dislike hot and humid summer climates.
Unlike many other sedges, 'Evergold' prefers dry to average soil moisture, well-drained, loamy, sandy or clay soil; but will tolerate damp soil conditions. In northern climates, it should be situated out of the way of winter winds. Good ground cover; use as a border plant; or in rock gardens, mass plantings, and containers. If plants look tattered in early spring, cut them back to the ground. The new foliage will quickly fill back in.
Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit -- 1998
Zone 5 to 10,
Sun to part shade.
Mature foliage height 8 to 12 inches, clump forming.
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
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Shipped during very hot weather but it arrived in excellent condition. Very high quality plants of a nice size. I will purchase from here again!
Reasonable pricing, prompt delivery, a winner.
Beautiful plants. We're using them to replace a bit of turf in a semi-shady area that wasn't doing well. We received our initial order in two boxes in early October. The plants in one box looked sick. We took a photo and emailed it to Bloomin. They responded immediately, sent us a replacement batch, diagnosed the sickly ones as having a non-harmful fungus, and advised us to cut them back. It's been 2 months now and the infected plants are bouncing back looking fine.