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Carex, Evergold

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Short Description

Ideal for containers, small spaces, and rock gardens.

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Evergold Japanese sedge springs up in gorgeous clumps of cascading, fine-textured foliage. Its narrow, dark green leaves are lined with golden stripes. Growing to 18" tall, the plants' tidy mounding habit make them good options for containers, small spaces and rock gardens.
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Zone This refers to the USDA hardiness zone assigned to each part of the country, based on the minimum winter temperature that a region typically experiences. Hardiness zone ranges are provided for all perennial plants and you should always choose plants that fall within your range.


Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun, Part Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

10-18 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

24 inches

Resistant To Adverse garden conditions, such as heat or frost, deer or rabbits, that this product can tolerate well.


Ornamental Use Ways in which the product may be used in the garden for ornamental effect.

Beds, Borders

Plant Shipping Information

Plants begin shipping on:

Sep 12, 2016

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Carex: Potted Perennial Plant


How to Plant


Planting Potted Plants:


  • Choose a location in full sun with moist, mell-drained soil.
  • Prepare the bed by turning the soil under to a depth of 6-12 inches removing any debris, and lightly raking as level as possible.
  • The addition of organic matter (leaf mold, compost, well-rotted manure) benefits all gardens and is essential in recently constructed neighborhoods.
  • Plant on a cloudy day or in late afternoon to reduce transplant shock.
  • Dig a hole for each plant large enough to amply accommodate the root ball.
  • Unpot the plant and gently loosen the root ball with your hands to encourage good root growth.
  • Place the top of the root ball even with the level of the surrounding soil. Fill with soil to the top of the root ball. Press soil down firmly with your hand.
  • Use the plant tag as a location marker.
  • Thoroughly water and apply a light mulch layer on top of the soil (1-2 inches) to conserve water and reduce weeds.


How to Grow


  • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their germination.
  • Mulches also help retain soil moisture and maintain even soil temperatures. For perennials, an organic mulch of aged bark or shredded leaves lends a natural look to the bed and will improve the soil as it breaks down in time.  Always keep mulches off a plant’s stems to prevent possible rot.
  • Careful watering is essential in getting perennials off to a good start. Water thoroughly at least once a week to help new roots grow down deeply. Soil should be damp at about 1 inch below the soil surface. You can check this by sticking your finger in the soil. Water early in the morning to give all leaves enough time to dry.  One inch of rain or watering per week is recommended for most perennial plants. You can check to see if you need to add water by using a rain gauge.
  • Until plants become established, some protection from extreme winds and direct, hot sunlight may be necessary.  Good air movement is also important.
  • After new growth appears, a light fertilizer may be applied. Keep granular fertilizers away from the plant crown and foliage to avoid burn injury. Use low rates of a slow release fertilizer such as Garden-tone, as higher rates may encourage root rots.

Growing Tips


  • Carex is low-maintenance once established.
  • Trim plants back periodically to about 4 inches above the soil level to rejuvenate them.
  • For varieties that stay green year round, remove dead foliage as opposed to cutting back the entire plant.
  • Use carex in containers, as an edging, in a rock garden.
Full Sun, Part Sun
10-18 inches
24 inches
Resistant To
Ornamental Use
Beds, Borders
Planting Time
Fall, Spring
Life Cycle