Bowles' golden sedge Carex elata 'Aurea' Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Bowles' golden sedge (Carex elata 'Aurea') KARE-ex ee-LAY-tah Synonyms: C. stricta 'Aurea' Genus: Carex This beautiful sedge's vivid foliage adds bright color to the garden. The yellow seems to glow in partial shade. Use this dramatic clump of foliage near water or in shallow water, or in another moist location. Care: Provide full sun or part shade and fertile, moist or wet soil. Propagation: Divide in spring. Problems: Nothing serious. Overview Height 1 ft. to 3 ft. Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft. Light Part Shade to Full Shade Moisture Medium to Wet Maintenance Low Characteristics Showy Foliage Bloom Time Early Summer Foliage Color Colorful/Burgundy Foliage Uses Beds and Borders, Specimen Plant/Focal Point, Waterside Style Water Garden, Woodland Garden Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Type Rushes and Sedges Carex elata 'Aurea'View the discussion thread.