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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, Edging, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil consistently moist.
Companion PlantsClethra (Clethra); Bee Balm (Monarda); Hosta (Hosta); Turtlehead (Chelone); Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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