Carex elata 'Aurea'
Bowles's golden sedge
An evergreen perennial forming a compact clump of upright or arching, narrow, bright yellow leaves, to 70cm in height, with small blackish flower spikes on erect stems to 45cm in height in early summer
SynonymsCarex 'Bowles Golden'
Carex elata 'Bowles's Golden'
see moreCarex stricta 'Aurea'
Carex stricta 'Bowles's Variety'
Carex stricta Gooden. 'Bowles's Golden'
Carex riparia 'Bowles's Golden'
Ultimate height0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
South–facing or West–facing or East–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
Carex can be deciduous or evergreen, rhizomatous or tufted perennials, with triangular stems bearing linear or strap-shaped leaves and short or long spikes of tiny green or brown flowers
- Name status
How to grow
Propagate by division from mid-spring to early summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Patio and container plants
- Low Maintenance
- Flower borders and beds
Cut back after flowering
May be susceptible to aphids
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