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Native alternative(s) for Carex dolichostachya 'Kaga Nishiki':
Carex glaucescens Carex glaucescens
Carex grayi Gray’s Sedge
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Carex albula 'Frosty Curls' Carex albula 'Frosty Curls'
Quercus phellos Quercus phellos
Rudbeckia triloba Rudbeckia triloba

Gold Fountains Carex dolichostachya 'Kaga Nishiki'

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
KAY-reks doh-lih-ko-STAK-ee-ah KAH-ga nee-SHEE-kee
Description

Carex dolichostachya Hayata is a long-lived plant that tolerates full sun in cool areas however, this plant will require an abundance of water.  Spring is the time for division and a larger mound is best.  This plant is gracious symmetrical fountain type that is excellent next to ferns and hostas.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#butterflies#drought tolerant#ornamental grass#wet sites#cpp#deer resistant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#butterflies#drought tolerant#ornamental grass#wet sites#cpp#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Carex
    Species:
    dolichostachya
    Family:
    Cyperaceae
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Japan and Taiwan
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 6 in. - 3 ft. 6 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ornamental Grass
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Mounding
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Smooth
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Grown for foliage
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Rock Wall
    Small Space
    Woodland
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Wet Soil