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Carex dolichostachya 'Gold Fountains™' (Kaga-nishiki)

Carex dolichostachya 'Gold Fountains' - Gold Fountain Sedge

Carex dolichostachya 'Gold Fountains' - Gold Fountain Sedge

More About Carex dolichostachya Gold Fountains™ ('Kaga-nishiki')

  • Forms a tight clump of semi-evergreen narrow arching leaves
  • Foliage is bright green with fine yellow margins
  • Great border plant to brighten up shady areas
  • Brown flowers are inconspicuous
  • Bloom Time: May
  • Grass Type: Cool Season

Interesting Notes:

Cool Season Grasses: These grasses do the majority of their growing in early spring and start again when temperatures start to cool in the fall. During the warmer summer months, they stop growing and some will even go dormant. Cool season grasses flower in the spring or early summer. Most cool season grasses grow best in a consistently moist soil.
 

Zone:

5

Height:

20-25 cm

Spread:

15-20 cm

Colour:

Brown
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Gold Fountains™ Sedge Growing and Maintenance Tips

Drought tolerant, once established. Plant in sun, partial shade, or full shade. Variegation shows best in full sun.


Carex dolichostachya Gold Fountains™ ('Kaga-nishiki') Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Clumping
Mounding

Foliage Color

Variegated
Yellow
Green

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Woodland/woods edge

 Suitable Substitutions for Carex dolichostachya 'Gold Fountains™' (Kaga-nishiki)

Acorus gramineus 'Minimus Aureus'

Acorus gramineus 'Minimus Aureus'

Dwarf Golden Sweet Flag

Acorus gramineus 'Ogon'

Acorus gramineus 'Ogon'

Golden Variegated Sweet Flag