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Carex oshimensis Everlime

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Compact form and decorative foliage

A new ornamental grass producing clumps of attractive variegated green and yellow sword shaped leaves. Its compact form makes it a good choice for growing in pots and containers while modern planting scheme are increasingly using it to edge borders and pathways.

Where?

Best in well draining fertile soil or if planted in a container using good quality multi-purpose compost.

How?

Keep well watered during dry periods and remove dead or discoloured leaves annually.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Grass
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - August
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 10 cm - 50 cm
Plant width 10 cm - 50 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 30 cm
Medicinal No
Hardiness zone (?) H7

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

Typically available

From April to September