Carex dolichostachya Hayata

Perennial Sedge

Family: Cyperaceae

Genus: Carex

Category: Grass

Zones: 5 to 9

Size: 10" tall, 2' wide

Exposure: Part Shade, Shade


Evergreen to zone 6. Deer resistant. Species not found in gardens. Cool season grass.


'Kaga Nishiki' (Gold Fountains) - selection from Kenji Watanabe of Gotemba Nursery, Japan, introduced by Barry Yinger. Dark green leaves with yellow margins, thin (3/16"), arching. Clumping mound to 2' wide. Prefers fertile soil, reasonably drought tolerant. Graceful appearance.


Native to Japan.

Published in Icon. Pl. Formosan. 10: 61 in 1921.


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