Bowles' Golden Sedge (Carex elata 'Aurea') in the Sedges Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 18-30in. (45-76cm)
Plant Spread: 24-36 inches wide
Leaves: Good fall color
Evergreen
Variegated
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Other: flowers are small and combined into spikes
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Provides winter interest
Water gardens
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Wind

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