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Evergold Variegated Japanese Sedge

Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'

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Evergold Variegated Japanese Sedge (Carex oshimensis 'Evergold') at Calloway's Nursery

Carex oshimensis 'Evergold' foliage

Carex oshimensis 'Evergold' foliage

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Evergold Variegated Japanese Sedge (Carex oshimensis 'Evergold') at Calloway's Nursery

Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'

Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  8 inches

Spread:  12 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  C. hachijoensis

Group/Class:  EverColor Series

Ornamental Features

Evergold Variegated Japanese Sedge's attractive grassy leaves are creamy white in color with distinctive dark green edges. The foliage often turns brown in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Evergold Variegated Japanese Sedge is an herbaceous evergreen perennial grass with a shapely form and gracefully arching stems. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Evergold Variegated Japanese Sedge is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Evergold Variegated Japanese Sedge will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant performs well in both full sun and full shade. It is quite adaptable, prefering to grow in average to wet conditions, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in both summer and winter to conserve soil moisture and protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Evergold Variegated Japanese Sedge is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a canvas of foliage against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Naturalizing  Container 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features