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: 18-30 inches (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
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

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Common names
  • Bowles' Golden Sedge
  • Sedge
  • Bowles Golden Sedge

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Location: My garden, Tyne and Wear, England UK 
Date: 2024-06-14
Carex elata 'Aurea'

Date: 2012-02-07
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire
Date: 2016-05-09
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2018-06-11
Location: Fairfax, VA | September 2022
Date: 2022-09-05
Location: My garden, Tyne and Wear, England UK 
Date: 2024-05-17
Carex elata 'Aurea'
Location: Mobot, St L. (Missouri Botanical Garden)
Date: 2017-08-09
Location: My garden, Tyne and Wear, England UK 
Date: 2024-05-20
Carex elata 'Aurea'
Location: Riverton, Utah, United States
Date: 2020-10-13
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2018-06-11
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2018-06-11

Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
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Photo courtesy of Singing Tree Gardens Nursery
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Photo courtesy of Singing Tree Gardens Nursery
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Location: At local Medical Center.
Date: 2012-02-07
Beautiful gold color is welcome sight in winter.
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2014-07-04
Location: Hidden Hills CA zone 10b
Date: 2013-06-03

Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Location: Plymouth Nursery, Plymouth, MI
Date: 2010-05-06
Location: Plymouth Nursery, Plymouth, MI
Date: 2010-05-06
Location: Plymouth Nursery, Plymouth, MI
Date: 2010-05-06

Photo courtesy of Joy Creek Nursery

Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Location: Potomac MD
Date: 2019-04-27
Location: Washington
Date: 2016-07-19

Date: 2014-01-23
Photo courtesy of Santa Rosa Gardens. Used with permission.

Date: 2012-02-07

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