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Gold Fountains Sedge*

Carex dolichostachya 'Gold Fountains'

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Gold Fountains Sedge (Carex dolichostachya 'Gold Fountains') at Squak Mountain Nursery

Gold Fountains Sedge foliage

Gold Fountains Sedge foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Gold Fountains Sedge (Carex dolichostachya 'Gold Fountains') at Squak Mountain Nursery

Gold Fountains Sedge

Gold Fountains Sedge

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  12 inches

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Kaga Nishiki Sedge, Rush

Description:

A beautiful selection not commonly seen; forms an impressive fountain-like mound of bright yellow-green blades edged in yellow; prefers light shade or cool sun with regular water; evergreen in zone 6; great for rock gardens, containers, and as groundcover

Ornamental Features

Gold Fountains Sedge's attractive grassy leaves emerge lime green in spring, turning light green in color with distinctive gold edges. The foliage often turns brown in fall. The tan seed heads are carried on plumes in late summer. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Gold Fountains Sedge is an herbaceous evergreen perennial grass with a shapely form and gracefully arching stems. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Gold Fountains Sedge is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting
  • Bog Gardens

Planting & Growing

Gold Fountains Sedge will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in moist to wet soil, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in both summer and winter to conserve soil moisture and protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Gold Fountains Sedge is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a canvas of foliage against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Container  Bog 
Applications
Fruit  Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features

Disclaimer - This Plant Finder tool is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for availability. It does not include our entire inventory of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.