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Carex elata

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
KAY-reks ee-LAY-tah
Description

Best color in full sun; arching, narrow leaves are mostly yellow with green stripes. Tolerates wet planting sites.

Soil: Grows in wet to very moist soil; thrives in shallow standing water; suffers under drought stress

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Aurea' = Bowles Golden
  • 'Bowles Golden'
  • 'Knightshades'
Tags:
#evergreen#wet sites#cpp
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Aurea' = Bowles Golden
  • 'Bowles Golden'
  • 'Knightshades'
Tags:
#evergreen#wet sites#cpp
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Carex
    Species:
    elata
    Family:
    Cyperaceae
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Ornamental Grass
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Dense
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    disappear quickly
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    narrow leaves are mostly yellow with green stripes
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Wet Soil