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Carex siderosticha ‘Lemon Zest’
Carex siderosticha ‘Lemon Zest’
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Carex siderosticha ‘Lemon Zest’

Broad-leaved Sedge

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 8.090.570

Broad-leaved Sedge is one of the most useful edging plants for shady gardens. This selection forms a low mound of wide, grassy looking lemon-peel yellow leaves that absolutely glow! The appearance is almost like a dwarf Hosta. Greenish flowers appear in spring but are fairly insignificant. Versatile in the garden, also excellent in mixed containers. Prefers a soil that remains evenly moist. Foliage dies back over the winter. Best colour forms in bright shade or morning sun. Protect from scorching afternoon sun. Introduced by Terra Nova Nurseries of Oregon, found as a sport of ‘Banana Boat'. USPP#14463: unlicensed propagation prohibited. Registered with COPF.

Further details for
Carex siderosticha ‘Lemon Zest’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Deer Resistant
  Ground Cover
   15-30 cm
   6-12 inches
   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.