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CAREX hachijoensis 'Evergold'

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Family

Cyperaceae

Botanical Name

CAREX hachijoensis 'Evergold'

Plant Common Name

Japanese Sedge, Morrow's Sedge, Old Gold Sedge

General Description

Evergold sedge is an evergreen, herbaceous perennial that originates from Japan. This attractive shade-loving plant forms grassy, mop-like clumps of dark green foliage with a prominent gold stripe down the center of each blade. Hardy and vigorous, it mixes well with other perennials for shade and is easy to grow if provided with organic-rich, evenly moist soil. Enjoy it massed as a groundcover or planted along the edge of a shaded border. Though evergreen, it is best to shear back plants in late winter to allow for a flush of clean fresh growth.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 10

  • Sunset Zone

    3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Sedge or Rush

  • Sun Exposure

    Partial Shade, Full Shade

  • Height

    8"-15" / 20.3cm - 38.1cm

  • Width

    12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring

  • Native To

    Japan

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Insignificant

  • Flower Color

    Tan

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Dark Green, Gold

  • Foliage Color (Spring) Modifier

    Variegated, Striped/Striated

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green, Gold

  • Foliage Color (Summer) Modifier

    Variegated, Striped/Striated

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green, Gold

  • Foliage Color (Fall) Modifier

    Variegated, Striped/Striated

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Dark Green, Gold

  • Foliage Color (Winter) Modifier

    Variegated, Striped/Striated

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Edging, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No