Bowles’ Golden Sedge
Named after the botanist E A Bowles, who discovered the species growing wild in Norfolk, Carex elata Aurea is a dwarf, clump-forming, evergreen sedge with narrow, arching leaves of rich Chartreuse-yellow, finely edged in green. In June and July, chocolate-brown, feathery flowers appear on long stems above the leaves. Bowles’ golden sedge is wonderful with large-leaved plants in spring, and is particularly good for brightening a partially shaded area; in full sun the beautiful leaf-colour can fade. It can also be grown in containers, lovely near a water-feature. A favourite of garden designers, it holds the RHS Award of Garden Merit.
Soil: Fertile, reliably moist, even wet, soil
Position: Best in partial shade and dappled shade
Season of interest: Spring to autumn
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Height: 2’ (60cm) Spread: 18” (45cm)
Aquatic pot and compost variations
Aquatic plants come in a variety of pot and compost variations that have different benefits for planting and growing.
Mesh Pot (Aquatic Compost)
Pot can be removed and plant can be planted directly into soil or margins above or below the water line. Pot and plant can also be placed directly into water to be container grown, but will still need repotting in time.
Pot (Aquatic Compost)
Pot must be removed and plant should be planted directly into soil or margins above or below the water line.
Pot (Regular Compost)
Pot must be removed and plant should be planted directly into soil or margins above the water line. Cannot be planted directly into soil below the water line.