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Evergold Sedge Carex hachijoensis

  • Hardy Zones
    • 5 - 10
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 8 - 18 Inches
Proven Selections
Evergold Sedge Carex hachijoensis
Part Sun to Sun 8 - 18

Features

Evergreen gold-striped leaves with coffee-colored flowers in spring

Award Winner
Foliage Interest
Deadheading Not Necessary
Grass: 
Grass

Characteristics

Duration: 
Perennial
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
8 - 18 Inches
Spacing: 
12 - 16 Inches
Flower Shade: 
None
Foliage Shade: 
Variegated
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Grown for Foliage
Hardy Temperature: 
-20°F
Hardiness Zones: 
5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Grass
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Container
Uses Notes: 

Perfect in containers, beds and borders

Maintenance Notes: 

Evergold is a cool-season grass. Cool-season grasses put on most of their growth in spring before temperatures begin exceeding 75 degrees Fahrenheit and in the fall when temperatures cool down. They generally maintain good color through the summer but won't grow much when it is hot.
Cut back cool season grasses in very early spring.

Cool season grasses tend to look good even as the weather cools. Leave their foliage in place until spring and then as soon as the snow is gone cut them back. Leave about 1/3 of the plant in place. Trimming cool season grasses too harshly can irreparably harm the plant.

Divide cool season grasses in spring or early fall. Cool season grasses are actively growing in spring and fall. These grasses can be transplanted at either time of the year but early spring is probably the best time to divide. If you do divide them in the fall, be careful that the freeze/thaw cycles of winter don't heave the plants out of the ground, this happened to a couple of my coral bells last winter.

Mounded. A Japanese sedge that forms a low cascading clump of evergreen leathery leaves with a sunny cream-colored stripe down the center.
'Evergold' will tolerate dry shade but prefers sites with moist, rich soil. A choice plant for edging or in the rock garden. Great in containers.

  • When everything else is bare in the winter, this little guy is still beautiful and eye catching.
    I plan on planting this proven winner down both sides and across the back of my fence line.
    Big enough to be noticed, yet small enough to allow my other plants and bushes to show their
    own beautiful qualities.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Stephanie K.
    3 years ago
  • When everything else is bare in the winter, this little guy is still beautiful and eye catching.
    I plan on planting this proven winner down both sides and across the back of my fence line.
    Big enough to be noticed, yet small enough to allow my other plants and bushes to show their
    own beautiful qualities.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Stephanie K.
    3 years ago
  • Adds a splash of brightness

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Darlene
    Virginia
    United States
    4 years ago
  • holds up well in the heat..

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    nancy Mauro
    Georgia
    United States
    4 years ago
  • Great...nice, compact; perfect for borders; kept some color all winter; deer didn't bother it

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Barbara
    Connecticut
    United States
    4 years ago
  • Very striking in containers and healthy, I have recommended it in giving talks on ornamental grasses.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Barb Grisham
    Texas
    United States
    4 years ago
  • This is my "go to" plant for mounding, evergreen foliage. No maintenance and beautiful year-round.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Freda Cameron
    North Carolina
    United States
    4 years ago
  • Growing several of these in Las Vegas, Nevada in a shady area. Thriving in poor soil with regular water and light if any feeding. They look stunning, especially at sunrise and sunset.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Jeff
    Nevada
    United States
    4 years ago
Award Year Award Plant Trial
2006 Arboretum Approved Dallas Arboretum
2006 Arboretum Approved Dallas Arboretum
2006 Arboretum Approved Dallas Arboretum
2006 Arboretum Approved Dallas Arboretum
2005 Best Grasses at the Zoo Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
2005 Best Grasses at the Zoo Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
2005 Best Grasses at the Zoo Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
2005 Best Grasses at the Zoo Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
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