Gold Fountains Sedge

Carex dolichostachya 'Kaga Nishiki'

SKU
03593
Narrow, gold margins on slender, arching, bright green blades in a dense, symmetrical, fountain-like foliage clump. A wonderful selection for brightening shady, woodland borders and rock gardens. Plant en masse as a groundcover or sweeping border. Thrives in moist soils; tolerates shallow water at the edge of ponds. Evergreen.
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Botanical PronunciationKAH-reks do-lee-koh-STAK-ee-uh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 1 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorBrown
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Green Roof, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Very Wet Areas, Water Garden, Woodland Garden, Edging, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Naturalizes Well, Shade Loving, Tolerates Wet Soils, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Key FeatureBright Foliage for Shade

Thrives in enriched, loamy, moist, slightly acidic, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly in 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.

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