Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Carex elata, Aurea, Bowles Golden Sedge

Common Name: Bowles Golden Sedge

Family: Cyperaceae

Genus: Carex

Species: elata

Cultivar or Variety: Aurea

Characteristics of Plant
Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo
Full sun is ok in winter, brings out gold color.
Grown for foliage.requires moist soil.
Allow seed heads to dry on plants.
Seed does not store well, sow right away.
Spacing is 24 to 36 inches.

Life Cycle

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 6

Sun Exposure
Part Sun/ Part Shade

Plant Height
1- 2 feet

Plant Form


Bloom Form
Above Foliage

Reproduces By

(Image by virginiarose)
"Evergreen, Variegated, good winter color. Full sun brings out Gold color."

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