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Carex elata ‘Aurea’


This superlative sedge is fantastic in part sun to shade. The grass-like foliage is like a golden fountain which combines perfectly with blue-leaved hostas, toadlilies and ferns.

Common Name: Bowles Golden Sedge

Family: Cyperaceae (The Sedge Family)

Zone Hardiness: 3-9

Light: Full Shade, Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 12-24"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Brown

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Semi-evergreen

Type: Grass

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: By fen ditches and in wet places by rivers and lakes in base-rich soils.

Award: AGM, GPP

Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

Europe and Africa - North Africa

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