Bowles Golden Sedge
Carex elata 'Aurea'
Pronunciation: KAH-reks el-AH-tuh AW-ree-uh
|Description||Bright yellow new leaves in spring are especially striking, but color carries through the year. Best color in full sun, but also brightens shady areas. For dramatic effect, combine with contrasting deep green foliage plants such as hostas. Thrives in moist soils; tolerates shallow water at the edge of ponds. Semi-Evergreen.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil consistently moist.|
|Blooms||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Slow spreading clump; reaches 1 to 2 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Ground Cover, Edging|
|Companion Plants||Clethra (Clethra); Sweetspire (Itea); Iris (Iris); Hosta (Hosta); Cardinal Flower (Lobelia)|
|Care||Thrives in enriched, loamy, moist, slightly acidic, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish root system. Once established, maintain evenly moist soil; does not tolerate dry conditions. For tidy appearance, cut back old foliage just before new growth emerges in spring.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.