Variegated Japanese Sedge

Carex morrowii 'Aurea-variegata'

SKU
02260
An attractive, mounding, ornamental grass with stiff, lustrous green and creamy white striped blades. Creates a great low border or groundcover, and adds a wonderful effect near ponds and water gardens. A charming accent in containers and rock gardens. Grows in moist areas, thriving at a pond's edge. Evergreen.
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Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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Botanical PronunciationKAR-reks mor-ROW-ee-eye AW-ree-uh var-ee-GAY-tuh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; foliage clumps reach 1 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasPlant in a shady, moist location with other water loving perennials and shrubs. Attractive addition to low lying wetlands, streambeds, or near ponds and water features. Variegated foliage will brighten those low lying, shady areas of your garden or add interest to an Asian inspired design.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorBrown
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Green Roof, Mass Planting, Very Wet Areas, Water Garden, Woodland Garden, Edging, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Wet Soils, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Companion PlantsForsythia (Forsythia); Dogwood (Cornus); Clethra (Clethra); Bee Balm (Monarda); Turtlehead (Chelone)

Thrives in enriched, loamy, moist, well-drained soils. Tolerates sun in cool coastal settings; site in part sun or dappled shade elsewhere. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; once established, maintain evenly moist soil. For a neat appearance, remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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