Carex elata Bowles Golden

Sedge, Gold Sedge

$15.95 ea. (3+ discount) $15.50 ea.

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Taller than most Sedges, the cascading slender blades of this moisture-loving grass gently sway with a summer breeze as it catches its arching, vase-shaped foliage. Bright yellow-green foliage thinly margined in green brightens a shady spot. Stunning around or in the shallow water of a pond or stream.

The luminous golden blades of Carex Bowles Golden draws attention for notable impact and pleasing contrast. Adapts to most any site with sufficient moisture. Semi-evergreen.


Type: Perennials, Grasses
Height: Medium 2-3'
Spacing: Plant 2-3' apart
Bloom Time: Not Applicable
Sun-Shade: Half Sun / Half Shade to Full Shade
Zones: 5-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay, Acidic
Flower: Not Applicable
Accent: Not Applicable
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • For a Slope or Bank
  • Deer Resistant
  • Edgers
  • OK in Containers
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Wet Site Tolerant
  • Winter Interest

Carex General Information

Carex is a huge genus of more than 1,500 species of perennials with triangular, grass-like stems. On mature plants, tiny brown seedheads may develop on panicles of short spikes. Suited to many sites, Sedge will tolerate wet and/or shade well. Excellent in foreground or as an edger. Spreads slowly. Grass-like, colorful foliage is often brightly hued or variegated. Supplemental watering may be necessary for top performance.

Carex Plant Care

Sedge prefers a moist, well-drained soil with part shade. Very easy to maintain, Carex requires little if any feeding and in early spring, cut back by 1/3 or simply tease out dead blades to spruce up appearance. Division is best done in the spring.