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Carex siderosticha 'Banana Boat' (Creeping Broad-Leafed Sedge)

Creeping Broad-Leafed Sedge 'Banana Boat', Carex siderosticta 'Banana Boat'


Brightening up the shade garden, Carex siderosticha 'Banana Boat' is a deciduous Sedge forming a spreading clump of broadly linear, bold golden-yellow leaves adorned with narrow, dark green edges and streaks. In early spring, it bears inconspicuous greenish flower spikes before the new leaves emerge. A great choice for naturalizing, it is quite versatile in the garden and terrific in mixed containers. Great as tropical or woodland accents in sweeps or drifts.

  • Grows easily about 6-12 in. tall and wide (15-30 cm). This plant will spread over time by rhizomes to form a dense ground cover.
  • Enjoys part shade to full shade and thrives in medium to wet soils. Do not let the soil dry out.
  • This is a graceful accent plant for beds, borders, to edge paths or walkways, near ponds and streams and as a ground cover. Excellent choice to brighten shady areas. Does well in containers too where it adds wonderful character and texture to your plant combinations.
  • Deer tolerant and low maintenance.
  • Generally disease and pest free. Watch for rust.
  • Cut foliage to the ground and remove in late winter
  • Propagate by division in spring.
  • Native to China and Japan

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Plant Type Ornamental Grasses
Plant Family Carex - Sedges
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 6" – 1' (15cm – 30cm)
Spread 6" – 1' (15cm – 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Wet Soil
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Ponds and Streams, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Modern Garden, Prairie and Meadow

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Plant Type Ornamental Grasses
Plant Family Carex - Sedges
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 6" – 1' (15cm – 30cm)
Spread 6" – 1' (15cm – 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Wet Soil
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Ponds and Streams, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Modern Garden, Prairie and Meadow

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