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.
Evergold Sedge Carex hachijoensis
Evergreen gold-striped leaves with coffee-colored flowers in springAward WinnerFoliage InterestDeadheading Not NecessaryGrass:Grass
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:8 - 18 InchesSpacing:12 - 16 InchesSpread:12 - 16 InchesFlower Shade:NoneFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Colors:YellowFoliage Shade:VariegatedHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement: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).Maintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Grown for FoliageHardiness Zones:5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10bWater Category:AverageUses:ContainerUses:GrassUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Perfect in containers, beds and bordersMaintenance 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.
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 Reviews5543321Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
Stephanie K., 11 years ago
Adds a splash of brightnessDarlene, Virginia, United States, 11 years ago
holds up well in the heat..nancy Mauro, Georgia, United States, 11 years ago
Great...nice, compact; perfect for borders; kept some color all winter; deer didn't bother itBarbara, Connecticut, United States, 11 years ago
Very striking in containers and healthy, I have recommended it in giving talks on ornamental grasses.Barb Grisham, Texas, United States, 11 years ago
This is my "go to" plant for mounding, evergreen foliage. No maintenance and beautiful year-round.Freda Cameron, North Carolina, United States, 11 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.Jeff, Nevada, United States, 11 years ago
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