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PlantFiles: Golden Sedge
Carex aurea

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Family: Cyperaceae (sy-peer-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Carex (KAR-eks) (Info)
Species: aurea (AW-re-uh) (Info)

Synonym:Carex mutica
Synonym:Carex pyriformis
Synonym:Neskiza aurea

Category:
Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Bronze-Green

Other details:
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral coriaceous On Feb 4, 2015, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

The above details look like those of Carex elata 'Aurea', Bowles' golden sedge, and not those of Carex aurea, which is native to much of the US and almost all of Canada, hardy to at least Z2, is not variegated, and isn't taller than a foot.

Positive virginiarose On Feb 3, 2015, virginiarose from Southeast, VA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Great color, variegated, evergreen, winter interest. Does not mind wet soil.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Piedmont, South Carolina
Portsmouth, Virginia



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