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Carex elata 'Aurea'
Common Name: Bowles Golden Sedge Family: Cyperaceae (The Sedge Family)

Carex elata 'Aurea'
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This superlative sedge is fantastic in part sun to shade. The grass-like foliage is like a golden fountain which combines perfectly with blue-leaved hostas, toadlilies and ferns.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia
North Africa
Native Habitat:
By fen ditches and in wet places by rivers and lakes in base-rich soils.

ClassSemi-evergreen  Primary Bloom ColourBrown 
TypeGrass  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeSpring 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Shade Full - Part Sun Shade Part Sun Part Shade  Foliage ColourVariegated - Gold 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone3-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Hosta "'Krossa Regal'"
Hosta tardiana "'Halcyon'"
Hosta tardiana "'June'"
Tricyrtis "'Raspberry Mousse'"

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