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Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'


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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial


Dramatic foliage



Skill level


Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'

Plant details

A grassy-looking evergreen sedge with long golden leaves, each with deep green margins. The plants make graceful, arching clumps that do not spread. They are ideal for all year round containers, and also look good planted beside lined ponds that have normal border soil around them. Since they tolerate light shade, they are well worth including for foliage in an evergreen border. Thrives in moist soils, preferring partly-shaded sites. The Royal Horticultural Society have given it their prestigious Award of Garden Merit.

Family: Cyperaceae

Genus: Carex

Species: oshimensis

Cultivar: Evergold

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Foliage colour: Golden

Feature: Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 30cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to divide plants: April to June

Reader reviews


I have the planted just at the top of a low wall. It really adds colour and shape to a shady border.the plant instructions say to cut back each year but I find combing out the dead leaves much better. I divided last year and am hoping to plant out across the length of the wall.

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