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Carex dolichostachya ‘Kaga-nishiki’
Carex dolichostachya ‘Kaga-nishiki’
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Carex dolichostachya ‘Kaga-nishiki’

Gold Fountains Sedge

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 8.090.100

This Japanese selection is a low, clump-forming sedge, the handsome slender green leaves brightly edged in golden yellow. Excellent as an edging plant in moist shady areas, perhaps as a companion to Hostas or ferns. Also nice in mixed containers. Plants are sturdy and long-lived, remaining evergreen in mild winter regions. Clumps may be divided in spring, but each division should be fairly large in size for best results. In cool summer regions this will tolerate full sun with plenty of moisture.

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Carex dolichostachya ‘Kaga-nishiki’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Ground Cover
   20-40 cm
   8-16 inches
   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate