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Evergold Sedge Carex hachijoensis

(8 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun

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
Mature Size
18" 16"
Height
8 - 18"
Spread
12 - 16"

This plant is hardy in zones 5 - 10

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.

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  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
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  • Details

    Features

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

    Award Winner
    Foliage Interest
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Grass: 
    Grass

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    8 - 18 Inches
    Spacing: 
    12 - 16 Inches
    Spread: 
    12 - 16 Inches
    Flower Shade: 
    None
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Colors: 
    Yellow
    Foliage Shade: 
    Variegated
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Grown for Foliage
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Grass
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    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.

  • 8 Reviews

    • 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.

      Stephanie K.
      7 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

      Freda Cameron
      North Carolina
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • 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.

      Jeff
      Nevada
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
  • 8 Awards

    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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