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Carex elata

Common Name(s):
Tufted grass, Tufted sedge
Cultivar(s):
'Bowles Golden', 'Knightshades', 'Aurea' = Bowles Golden
Categories:
Groundcover, Ornamental Grass
Comment:

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

Light:
Sun to partial shade
Height:
2-3 ft.
Hardiness:
5 to 9
Foliage:
Dense tufts of arching leaves
Flower:
Insignificant flowers; disappear quickly
Zones:
5-9
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to light shade; prefers moist, fertile soil but tolerates dry soil
Size:
2-3 ft.
Texture:
Fine
Form:
Dense tufts of 5/16 in. wide leaves; fine texture
Soil:
Grows in wet to very moist soil; thrives in shallow standing water; suffers under drought stress
Inflorescence:
Vertical inflorescence in May; disappears quickly
Tags:
wet soil, wet, wet sites, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 250

Carex elata Close up of flower spike
Hans Hillewaert, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0
Carex elata Carex elata growth habit
Leonora Ellie Enking, CC-BY-SA-2.0