2-3 Litre Pot
- RHS Award of garden merit
- Position: Full sun, partial shade
- Soil: Moist, well drained
- Growth rate: Average
- Flowering period: May- June
- Hardiness: H7
- Eventual Height: 45cm
- Eventual Spread: 60cm
Carex Evergold, also known as ‘Japanese Sedge’ and holder of the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit is a versatile and low-maintenance evergreen sedge that adds a touch of elegance to any garden. Its striking long arching leaves with a golden band between green margins adds a pop of colour to any landscape and is perfect for filling in shady areas. This hardy and easy-to-grow plant is perfect for borders, rock gardens, and as a ground cover. Its tolerance to drought and heat make it a great choice for low-water gardens. Its hardy nature allows it to thrive in a variety of climates and adds some drama to your garden.
Carex Evergold is a cultivar of the species Carex Oshimensis, which is native to Japan. It was first introduced to the United States in the early 1960s by the American nurseryman, John Creech. The specific cultivar “Evergold” was selected for its bright foliage, which sets it apart from the green foliage of the species.
How to care for your Carex Evergold
- Plant in well-drained soil in a location that receives partial to full shade. It can tolerate some sun but the foliage will become more yellow in full sun.
- Water the plant regularly to keep the soil consistently moist, but be careful not to over-water as this can lead to root rot. It is drought tolerant once established, so it can be grown in low water and xeriscape gardens.
- Fertilise the plant with a balanced, water-soluble fertiliser every 4-6 weeks during the growing season.
- Regularly remove any dead or yellowing leaves to keep the plant looking its best.
- If the plant starts to look too dense or out of control, it can be cut back in the late Autumn or early Spring.
By following these tips, you can help ensure that your Carex Evergold stays healthy and thrives. Keep in mind that the plant may take some time to establish and reach its full size, but once it does, it can be a beautiful addition to any garden.