Carex oshimensis ‘Evergold’

variegated Japanese sedge

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Outstanding Qualities

Carex oshimensis ‘Evergold’ is an extremely useful ornamental sedge that becomes a perfect, low tufted mound in the landscape. Each graceful thin blade is dark green with a wide, bright butter-yellow central stripe. This cheerful perennial remains fully evergreen and requires very little maintenance once it is established.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: spreading perennial

Foliage Type: evergreen

Plant Height: 1 ft. 0 in. (0.30 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 6 to 9

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun or light to dappled shade

Water Requirements: regular watering in sun, occasional watering in shade

Resistant to: deer

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: black, dark green

Great Color Partners: yellow, cream

Culture Notes
This evergreen sedge grows best in full sun or light, open, or dappled shade. In sunny locations provide regular summer watering, in shade it can tolerate drying out and only needs occasional watering. It will grow well in well-drained to moist soils and will tolerate sandy and clay locations. If the plant looks tattered cut back hard in late winter to allow fresh new growth to fill in.