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Variegated Japanese Sedge

Carex morrowii 'Aurea-variegata'

Pronunciation: KAR-reks mor-ROW-ee-eye AW-ree-uh var-ee-GAY-tuh
SKU #02260

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Description 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.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil consistently moist.
Blooms Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Mature Size Moderate growing; foliage clumps reach 1 ft. tall and wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Clumping
Landscape Use Border, Container, Ground Cover, Edging
Design Ideas Plant 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.
Flower Color Brown
Foliage Color Variegated
Companion Plants Forsythia (Forsythia); Dogwood (Cornus); Clethra (Clethra); Bee Balm (Monarda); Turtlehead (Chelone)
Care 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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