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Oshima Kan Suge Carex oshimensis

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
KAY-reks oh-shee-MEN-sis
Description

Dark green margins with broad cream white to cream yellow center; also sold as 'Everbite', 'Variegata', 'Aureo variegata' and ''Old Gold'.  Good container plants in addition to being a non-spreading ground cover.   Tolerates wet planting sites.

This plant was formally known as  Carex hachijoensis.

 

Inflorescence:  Insignificant flowers in spring

Possible Pests: Aphids

Soil:  Average to moist soil; suffers during severe drought

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Evercolor'
  • 'Evergold'
  • 'Everillo'
Tags:
#evergreen#drought tolerant#container plant#wet sites#cpp#deer resistant#rock gardens
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Evercolor'
  • 'Evergold'
  • 'Everillo'
Tags:
#evergreen#drought tolerant#container plant#wet sites#cpp#deer resistant#rock gardens
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Carex
    Species:
    oshimensis
    Family:
    Cyperaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Japan
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 1 ft. 6 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 1 ft. 5 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Ornamental Grass
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    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)
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Variegated
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Smooth
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Dark green margins with broad cream white to cream yellow center; also sold as 'Everbite', 'Variegata', 'Aureo variegata' and ''Old Gold'.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Rock Wall
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Rock Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Wet Soil