Carex 'Evergold'
Carex 'Evergold'
Carex 'Evergold'
Carex 'Evergold'
Carex 'Evergold'
Carex 'Evergold'

Carex 'Evergold'

"Japanese sedge"

Carex 'Evergold'

1 bare root — £4.46

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Description

Illuminate a bare space with gold and green-striped Carex 'Evergold'. This evergreen ornamental grass brings zesty tones of lemon and lime to the garden in the form of narrow, bushy tufts of foliage throughout the year. As an added plus, this Japanese sedge is very low maintenance and copes well with drought—once it's established it will require very little of your time! Combine Carex oshimensis 'Evergold' with other ornamental grasses in a sunny border, brighten up a shaded bare space around shrubs, or utilise its leaf-appeal in a jungle-themed planting scheme for added texture and vibrancy.

This relatively compact grass is a clump-forming perennial and gradually spreads out to fill its space. Typically growing to around 30cm tall, it’s suitable for growing in pots as well as borders. Growing well in sun or partial shade, Carex 'Evergold' is small enough to tuck into spaces around shrubs where direct sunlight is typically more obscured and where it can brighten up what would otherwise be a boring, bare space.

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'

  • Flower colour

    Brown (inconspicuous)

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    30-50cm

  • Established spread

    20-30cm

  • Plant spacing

    9 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Variegated

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    2-3 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade
    Dappled shade

  • Position

    Sheltered
    Exposed

  • Suitable for

    Borders
    Coastal gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Gravel gardens
    Large containers
    Low maintenance gardens
    Wildlife gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining
    Damp

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Clay
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Soak your Carex 'Evergold' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your "Japanese sedge" bare roots into temporary pots with a multipurpose compost in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors.

    • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots. Some have a noticeable crown which should be just below the soil surface with any top growth exposed.

    • Plant out into borders or permanent containers in late spring or early summer once in full growth. Choose a position in sun or shade depending on the variety.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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