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Carex ciliatomarginata ‘Shima-nishiki’
Carex ciliatomarginata ‘Shima-nishiki’
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Carex ciliatomarginata ‘Shima-nishiki’

Island Brocade Sedge

USDA Zone: 6-9

Plant number: 8.090.580

Broad-leaved Sedge is one of the most useful edging plants for shady gardens. This Japanese selection forms a low clump of wide, grassy-looking green leaves, brightly edged in golden yellow. The appearance is almost like a dwarf Hosta. Versatile in the garden, also excellent in mixed containers. Plants prefer a soil that remains evenly moist. Clumps may be divided in early spring just as the growth shoots begin to appear. Foliage dies back over the winter. Formerly listed as a selection of Carex siderosticha.

Further details for
Carex ciliatomarginata ‘Shima-nishiki’

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
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Deer Resistant
  Ground Cover
   15-20 cm
   6-8 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.