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

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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)

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Category:
Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo
Perennials

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
Chartreuse/Yellow

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

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

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1 positive
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive rcn48 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).

Regional...

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

Denver, Colorado
Chesterland, Ohio
Arlington, Tennessee
Lexington, Virginia
Kalama, Washington



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