Scientific Name: Carex elata 'Aurea'
Common Name: Bowles' golden sedge
Family Name: Cyperaceae
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Ground cover, Herbaceous perennial, Poales (grass-like)
Mature Size: 0.4 - 0.7m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Arching
Form: Mounded, Oval - horizontal
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Container planting, Dried flower or fruit, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Spring interest, Wetland - bogs
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Bog
Leaves: Simple, Grass-like, Basal, Soft flexible, Parallel venation, Glabrous, Linear, Entire
Flowers: Spikelet, Yellow, May-Jun
Fruit: Achene, Brown, Jul-Aug
Key ID Features:
Leaves variegated with a wedge, 70-90cm long x 8-12mm wide, angular lengthwise folds; fruit cluster typical of sedges, 1.2cm long x 2mm wide, brown.