• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 12 to 15 in. tall, 18 to 24 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Blooms:
    Prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:KARE-eks oh-shih-MEN-sis
    Plant type:Ornamental Grass
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Mounding
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Reaches 12 to 15 in. tall, 18 to 24 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Prized for foliage.
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsWeeping Spruce (Picea); Foam Flower (Tiarella); Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia); Astilbe (Astilbe); Ligularia (Ligularia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Easily grown in average to rich, evenly moist, well-drained soil. Color is best in bright or dappled shade. Shelter from afternoon sun in hot, dry climates. Mulch to protect in cold winter areas. Feed sparingly to avoid leaf burn. Remove old foliage in early spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Bred by Pat Fitzgerald, of Fitzgerald Nurseries, Ltd. in Ireland, developed the Everclear series, derived from the popular C. oshimensis 'Evergold'.

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