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