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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Bowles' golden sedge
Carex elata 'Bowles's Golden' Carex riparia 'Bowles's Golden'
Carex stricta 'Aurea' Carex stricta 'Bowles's Variety' Carex stricta Gooden. 'Bowles's Golden' Carex 'Bowles Golden'
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
'Aurea' is 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
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
pHNeutral, Acid, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Grow in fertile, moist or wet soil in sun or partial shade
Propagate by division from mid-spring to early summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Low Maintenance Flower borders and beds
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Cut back after flowering
Pests Aphids sometimes attack stem bases
Generally disease free
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Bowles' golden sedge
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