Carex oshimensis ‘Everillo’
Japanese sedge 'Everillo'
Japanese sedge ‘Everillo’ is a vibrant clump-forming evergreen sedge with striking striped lime-green and yellow foliage which goldens over the course of the season.
The foliage of the Carex oshimensis ‘Everillo’ cultivar deepens to an even more pronounced golden tone as the season progresses.
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Native to Honshu Island in Japan where it is commonly known as Oshima kan suge and lives in the dry woods and rocky slopes that can be found throughout the island.
The name oshimensis refers to Oshima, the largest of the Izu islands where it was first described,
Plants of this genus have existed in some form have existed for at least 15 millions years, with fossils of the fruit dated back to the Miocene era being found as far as Denmark.
Care & Size Guidance
Carex oshimensis is easily grown in medium to wet soil in part shade. That said, it can also thrive in most average garden soils and is more tolerant of dry spells than most sedges.
The plant spreads slowly via short rhizomes, though if you want to use it for immediate ground cover we recommend starting with enough plants to fill the desired space.
It is evergreen throughout most of its growing range, though in the areas where it is not evergreen its foliage needs to be cut to the ground and removed in late winter.