Carex elata ‘Aurea’ (also called Bowles' Golden Sedge)
Dense tussocks of long, arching leaves, evergreen. H: 70cm S: 50cm
Panicles in spring and summer.
Arching, dark green leaves, each edged with white.
Leaves are very sharp edged due to silica content.
Creamy grey flowers are topped by brownish spikes in spring/summer, produces male and female on one plant.
Forms fountain-shaped clumps and spreads from centre.
Full sun/partial shade. Good for front of border.
Clay/heavy, Acidic, Moist
Remove old growth in early spring (the leaves are sharp so wear gloves!). Generally pest free, but the leaf bases are sometimes attacked by aphids.
Divide in spring to early summer.
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