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Carex oshimensis Everest

White Variegated Japanese Sedge

Unique green leaves edged in white

A lovely sedge with evergreen, narrow, dark green leaves with a distinctive white margin. The striped leaves will add interest all year round and particularly in the winter.


For best results grow in full sun or part shade. Low maintenance, ideal for planting at the front of beds and borders or in a container on a patio.


Plant in moist but well-drained soil. Use a good quality potting compost for container growing.

Otherwise known as Carex oshimensis Fiwhite

Plant details

In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Grass
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 45 cm - 60 cm
Plant width 45 cm - 60 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 55 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Patio container, Flower border and beds, Cottage garden, Informal garden, City garden, Courtyard garden

Typically available

From April to September