Carex – ‘Bowles Golden’ – Gold Sedge – Carex elata

Garden Height
24 - 36
24 - 36
24 - 36
Container Role
Flower Size
Light Level
Part Shade to Shade
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Resists: Deer

Bog Plant

Foliage Interest

Water Plant

Maintenance Notes
This semi-evergreen plant performs best in moist, rich, acidic soil with a half day of sun. This variety does not do well in full shade. It can be grown in shallow water 2-3 in. deep. Possibly hardier than zone 5 with winter protection (mulch and protect from windy areas) If plants look tattered in early spring, cut them back to the ground. The new foliage will quickly fill back in.

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Consistent

Bloom Time

Flower Form Border Plant, Container, Edging Plant, Landscape, Mass Planting

Soil Fertility Average Soil, Fertile Soil

Soil PH Category Acidic Soil, Neutral Soil

pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9

Fertilization 100 - 150

Light Requirements Medium

Water Requirements Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 40 - 50° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information

Spring through Fall Sales. Standard PPP.

Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 6-8
6" and Gallon Pot : 8-10
7-9" Pot : 12-14
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot :

Pinching and Growth Regulators

No pinching or growth regulators needed.

Pest and Disease Management

Watch for rust. General pest and disease practices as listed in notes.

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