Bowles' golden sedge

Carex elata 'Aurea'

Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
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Bowles' golden sedge (Carex elata 'Aurea')
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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

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