Variegated Japanese Sedge
Carex morrowii 'Aurea-variegata'
|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.|
|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.|
|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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