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

Garden Height
24 - 36
24 - 36
24 - 36
Container Role
Flower Size
Light Code
Light Level
Part Shade to Shade
Proven Selections


  • Bog Plant
  • Foliage Interest
  • Water Plant

Resists: Deer

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: Grown for Foliage

Hardiness Zones: 8b

Flower Form: Mass Planting

Soil Fertility: Fertile Soil

Soil PH Category: Neutral Soil

pH: B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method): 0.6

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

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.

Grower Tips:


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