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Aurea Golden Grass

Aurea Golden Grass

Aurea Golden Grass

One of the most striking golden Sedge, award-winning Carex elata 'Aurea' or Bowles' Golden Sedge is a very distinctive ornamental grass with shimmering yellow blades and with fine green edges that curl gracefully towards the ground, delicately softening any landscape. Valuable for its stunning appeal, this highly decorative grass is one of the most beautiful ornamental grasses for the garden, where it provides a lovely contrast with other plants, mulch or gravel.This unique golden sedge was discovered by famous plantsman and garden writer, E.A. Bowles. He found Carex elata ‘Aurea’ in the Norfolk Broad, a wetland waterway in eastern England. It is very well-suited for moist or wet areas, as it thrives in up to three inches of water. This Carex can tolerate slightly drier soils if it is planted in the shade. However, its color is most spectacular when planted in full sun and moist to wet soil similar to its native habitat. The fine-textured leaves of Bowles Golden Sedge are striped sporadically with bright green lines, which will turn lime green when planted in shade. It is magnificent planted in masses around the border of a pond. Carex elata ‘Aurea’can also be used in the landscape as a dramatic specimen plant or in decorative container with other moisture-loving plants.

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The flowers of this plant are uniquely yellow, and star shaped, in configuration. The plants have a yellowish-green-golden colour on its leaves that are clumped together. The plant fruits between the months of January–February. The leaves are pinnate and grow up to 70 cms long with thin margins. The difference between a male pant and female plant is that the flower clumps are distributed differently.At Jacksons Nurseries we sell the majority of our stock all year round. Our stock is for the most part grown outdoors making it far hardier than those grown under glass and/or only sold ‘In Season’. With Bamboo and Grasses the leaves can differ in quality dependent on the time of the year and whether they are in their growth phase. We protect less hardy species during the winter but other plants grown out doors may have some wind damage. This is in no way detrimental to the plant and will grow out naturally in spring.

The flowers of this plant are uniquely yellow, and star shaped, in configuration. The plants have a yellowish-green-golden colour on its leaves that are clumped together. The plant fruits between the months of January–February. The leaves are pinnate and grow up to 70 cms long with thin margins. The difference between a male pant and female plant is that the flower clumps are distributed differently.This unique golden sedge was discovered by famous plantsman and garden writer, E.A. Bowles. He found Carex elata ‘Aurea’ in the Norfolk Broad, a wetland waterway in eastern England. It is very well-suited for moist or wet areas, as it thrives in up to three inches of water. This Carex can tolerate slightly drier soils if it is planted in the shade. However, its color is most spectacular when planted in full sun and moist to wet soil similar to its native habitat. The fine-textured leaves of Bowles Golden Sedge are striped sporadically with bright green lines, which will turn lime green when planted in shade. It is magnificent planted in masses around the border of a pond. Carex elata ‘Aurea’can also be used in the landscape as a dramatic specimen plant or in decorative container with other moisture-loving plants. (Source: hoffmannursery.com)

 

 

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