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Carex elata ‘Aurea’
Carex elata ‘Aurea’
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Carex elata ‘Aurea’

Bowles’ Golden Sedge

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 8.090.290

Glowing yellow leaves have a pencil-line edging of green, forming an upright grassy looking clump. Greenish flower appear briefly in late spring. This is a favorite plant of garden designers, especially for moist to wet sites in full sun to part shade. This takes well to growing in containers set into a water feature. Best in cool summer regions. Clumps may be divided in early spring as growth begins. Deciduous in winter. One of the most colourful Sedges, and also among the hardiest. Originally discovered by E.A. Bowles growing wild in Norfolk, UK.

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Carex elata ‘Aurea’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
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