Zone for 'Old Gold' Sedge - Knowledgebase Question

Centennial, CO
Question by sholsapple
August 7, 2007
I sent in this question last Thursday. Not including the weekend, it has been 72 hours. Did my question get lost?
I purchased 12 'old gold' sedges (grown by Hines) from HD last week. the plastic label with HD logo and plant info gives a cold hardiness range of -30 to -20. That is great for my zone 5. I get a different story on the internet though. It appears this is the same as evergold sedge. The zone generally on the internet is zone 7. Should I just return these or is the label stuck in the plant correct?


Answer from NGA
August 7, 2007


Your question and answer appeared in our database as answered the day you sent it, so I'm sorry the email didn't reach you. Here is the answer:

Your plant is not Carex hachijoensis, but Carex morrowii var. aureo-variegata. Your plant, the dwarf variegated Japanese Carex called 'Old Gold' is more widely banded yellow than 'Variegata' but some plants under this name are not distinct and therefore there can be some confusion. Carex morrowii 'Old Gold' is hardy to USDA zone 5 and should be just fine in your garden.

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