EverColor® Everlime Japanese Sedge
Carex oshimensis 'Everlime'
EverColor® Everlime Japanese Sedge foliage
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Height: 15 inches
Spacing: 18 inches
Hardiness Zone: 4b
Group/Class: EverColor® Series
Brand: Southern Living
A vigorous, mound forming evergreen plant that presents deep green foliage with contrasting lime green margins; makes quite a statement as a container plant, an accent in the border, or as a mass groundcover
EverColor® Everlime Japanese Sedge's attractive grassy leaves are dark green in color with distinctive lime green edges and tinges of chartreuse. The foliage often turns gold in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.
EverColor® Everlime Japanese Sedge is an herbaceous evergreen perennial grass with a shapely form and gracefully arching stems. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.
EverColor® Everlime Japanese Sedge is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
EverColor® Everlime Japanese Sedge will grow to be about 15 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.
This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in both summer and winter to conserve soil moisture and protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
EverColor® Everlime Japanese Sedge is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a canvas of foliage against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.