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Carex oshimensis 'Everlite' (Japanese Sedge)

Japanese Sedge 'Everlite', Variegated Sedges, Carex oshimensis 'Everlite' PP28568


Providing year-round color, Carex oshimensis 'Everlite' is a very distinctive Japanese Sedge with narrow, arching, creamy leaves adorned with rich green edges. Easy to grow, low maintenance, cold-hardy and a compact clumping habit are qualities that make 'Everlite' a splendid edging or container plant. Perfect for brightening up shady areas in the garden.

  • Grows up to 10-12 in. tall (25-30 cm) and 8 in. wide (20 cm).
  • Enjoys full sun or part shade and thrives in moist, fertile, well-drained soils. Best foliage color is obtained in part shade rather than in sun. Do not let the soil dry out.
  • This is a graceful accent plant for beds, borders, rock gardens. Does well in containers too where it adds wonderful character and texture to your plant combinations.
  • Deer tolerant, it requires very little care and provides year-round interest
  • Propagate by seed, sown in containers in a cold frame in spring or by division in early summer
  • Cut out any dead leaves in summer.
  • Generally disease free. Watch for Aphids.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 12
Climate Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Ornamental Grasses
Plant Family Carex - Sedges
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 10" – 1' (25cm – 30cm)
Spread 8" (20cm)
Spacing 8" – 18" (20cm – 45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 12
Climate Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Ornamental Grasses
Plant Family Carex - Sedges
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 10" – 1' (25cm – 30cm)
Spread 8" (20cm)
Spacing 8" – 18" (20cm – 45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden

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