Carex oshimensis ‘Evergold’

Evergold Japanese Sedge
Plant Type

Grass-Like, Perennial



Overall Mature Size


Mature Height & Spread

1-2′ x 2′


Partial Sun, Partial Shade


Medium, Low Water

Flower Color


Bloom Time


Special Features

Deer Resistant, Low Water Use

Container Sizes


Natural Growth Habit


Sunset Garden Zones

3-9, 14-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone



Moderate to slow-growing, clumping, grass-like evergreen perennial to 1′-2′ tall x 2′ wide. This attractive variegated variety forms a fountain-like clump of narrow, gracefully-arching, creamy-yellow leaves accented with dark-green margins. Great as a color and texture contrast to darker-colored shrubs and perennials. Small, insignificant, brownish-colored flowers appear above the foliage in late-winter. While this adaptable selection thrives in moist to wet soils, it has also shown a good tolerance to drier conditions. Well-suited to a variety of applications, useful in mixed beds and borders, medians, as a walkway edging, for pool and pond areas or as a mass planted groundcover. Also performs well in containers and looks great flowing over retaining walls or between large rocks. A favorite for Asian-themed gardens. Evergreen in mild climates, perennial in cooler climates where it can be cut back in early-spring to promote a flush of fresh new foliage. Few known pests or diseases. Thrives in a partial sun to partial shade exposure. Deer resistant.

USDA Zone: 7A-11
Sunset Zone: 3-9, 14-24

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