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Carex elata 'Aurea' - Bowles' Golden Sedge

Regular price £3.95

  • Approximate height: 60cm (24 inches) 
  • Recommended water depth over crown of plant: 0 - 8cm (0 - 3 inches)
  • Flowering time: April onwards
  • Flower colour: Feathery brown spikelets, with green seeds in summer
  • Supplied in the 8cm pot and light soil we grow them in - we recommend potting on using a 1 litre pot and aquatic soil

The famous horticulturist E A Bowles discovered this golden version of the native British sedge growing in the wild in East Anglia, and brought it into cultivation. It is a superb plant for the water's edge or any sunny place in damp soil. It is clump-forming, producing tall, arching, grass-like foliage in a bright gold colour edged with green. Chocolate-brown catkin-like flowers are produced in spring, with green seed heads below them in early summer. The brown catkins remain on the plant all season, giving a long display. The plant is so good that it has received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Read more here on how to pot and care for your plant.