Gold Fountain Grass, Gold Fountain Sedge
Carex dolichostachya 'Kaga nishiki'

Family: Cyperaceae (sy-peer-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Carex (KAR-eks) (Info)
Species: dolichostachya (do-lee-ko-STAK-ee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Kaga nishiki
Additional cultivar information:(aka Gold Fountains)

Category:

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Chartreuse/Yellow

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

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

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Variegated

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

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

Denver, Colorado

Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

Chesterland, Ohio

Arlington, Tennessee

Lexington, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 28, 2015, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

Attractive foliage, with chartreuse edges. Graceful habit, forming a symmetrical mound. The flowers are ornamentally insignificant.

Hardy to Z5, this is said to be fully evergreen into Z6. Late this winter, only the base was green in a Z6a garden I maintain.

The habit is clump-forming. Propagate by division in spring.

Introduced to the US from Japan by Barry Yinger.

Positive

On Jan 30, 2006, rcn48 from Lexington, VA (Zone 6a) wrote:

Nice arching habit forms a tidy clump of fine green leaves with gold margins. Wonderful contrast for the bold textures of Hostas and Ferns in the shade garden. Vigorous grower, but not aggressive (i.e. spreading).