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Carex elata 'Aurea'

Also called Gold Sedge


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Carex elata 'Aurea' - Bowles Golden Sedge - Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

More About Carex elata 'Aurea'

  • AKA Carex stricta 'Aurea'
  • Forms a clump of graceful arching fine foliage
  • Fine leaf blades are bright golden-yellow with narrow green margins
  • Narrow male brown flower spikes form above stalkless female green spikes
  • Bloom Time: June
  • 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:

60-80 cm

Spread:

30-40 cm

Colour:

Brown,Gold
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Bowles Golden Sedge Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best grown in a moist to wet soil in partial to full shade. A good plant for a shallow pond's edge.


Carex elata 'Aurea' Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Bog or water garden
Bog or water garden

Soil Moisture

Wetland (Root submerged)
Moist to Wet Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Summer
Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Weeping
Upright

Foliage Color

Golden
Variegated
Green

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Woodland/woods edge

 Suitable Substitutions for Carex elata 'Aurea'

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