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'Bowles Golden' Gold Sedge Carex elata

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Exposure
  • Part Shade to Shade

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
36" 36"
Height
24 - 36"
Spread
24 - 36"

This plant is hardy in zones 5 - 8

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
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    Features

    Bright gold foliage with thin green margins. A moisture loving plant for shade!

    Foliage Interest
    Bog Plant
    Water Plant
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    24 - 36 Inches
    Spacing: 
    24 - 36 Inches
    Spread: 
    24 - 36 Inches
    Foliage Colors: 
    Yellow
    Foliage Shade: 
    Bright gold to chartreuse
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Shade to Shade
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Grown for Foliage
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: 
    Consistent
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Fertile Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Acidic Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Neutral Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Edging Plant
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Maintenance Notes: 

    This semi-evergreen plant performs best in moist, rich, acidic soil with a half day of sun. This variety does not do well in full shade. It can be grown in shallow water 2-3 in. deep. Possibly hardier than zone 5 with winter protection (mulch and protect from windy areas) If plants look tattered in early spring, cut them back to the ground. The new foliage will quickly fill back in.

    'Bowles Golden' Carex elata
  • 1 Review

    • My first PW order. Thought it was a little expensive but has developed VERY well and looks GREAT! No regrets. Used in large container w/calla lily and caladium which are just coming up.

      Bob
      1 year ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
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