Plants from A to Z database: carex elata ... 'aurea' ... Bowles Golden Sedge

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Imagevirginiarose
Feb 8, 2012 3:00 PM CST
Name: Susan
Southeastern, Va. zone 8a
HAVE SOME CHOCOLATE !
Evergreen, Variegated, good winter color. Full sun brings out Gold color.

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ImageBluespiral
Feb 11, 2012 5:00 PM CST
Hi Susan - glad you entered this plant into Ella's plant database. It's so hard to garden with lots of both shade and deer, and evidently this plant has high adaptability to both.

It would be pretty with some other golden leaved or flowered plants that do well in our shade, including the yellow-flowered epimedium, a medium-tall St. John's wort (hypericum sp.) and a heliopsis. A cluster of the skinny, upright Buxus 'Graham Blandy' would give some dark green shadows to all the yellow and gold, as well as stronger architecture, especially in winter.

Carex elata 'Bowles Golden Sedge' was not on my radar until you mentioned it here - thanks again.

karen
My religion is simple. My religion is kindness. Dalai Lama
Imagevirginiarose
Feb 11, 2012 5:55 PM CST
Name: Susan
Southeastern, Va. zone 8a
HAVE SOME CHOCOLATE !
Well thank you very much, Upright Buxus was not on my radar either, but I think I like it. Thanks for the idea!

susan
ps, more pics on ATP Big Grin

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