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Carex elata 'Aurea' (Bowles' golden sedge)

Carex elata 'Aurea' Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Carex elata 'Aurea' KARE-ex ee-LAY-tah Common Name: Bowles' golden sedge 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.
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, Summer Interest
Type Rushes and Sedges

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