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Carex ‘Lemon Zest’


This plant is no longer for sale directly from TERRA NOVA® Nurseries. However, it may still be available through one of our Licensees or Retail Sources.

The only gold C. siderosticha on the market that holds its gold all summer. Its' bright lemon swords will illuminate the garden. These golden clumps glow in moderate shade with even moisture. Striking in borders and containers. This clumping, deciduous sedge combines well with Hosta and Heuchera.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 5-8
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 9″ / 12″ / 12″
Exposure: Part Shade
Bloom Time(s):

SKU: CARLEMZES Categories: ,
Common Name Golden sedge
Family Cyperaceae
Genus Carex
species siderosticha
Plant Type Perennial
Persistence Deciduous
US Patent # PP14463
EU Grant # --
Hardiness Zone 5, 6, 7, 8
Growth Habit Clumping
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 9" / 12" / 12"
Finish Time Medium (6-8 Weeks)
Bloom Time --
Growth Rate Moderate
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Flowering Season Summer
Flower Color --
Foliage Color Green
Soil (Garden) Prefers fertile, well drained moist Soil (Garden).
pH 5.6 - 6.8
Exposure Part Shade
Special Uses Deep South
Nutritional Needs 50 ppm
Dormancy Required
Water (Greenhouse) Moist to slightly dry between waterings.
Water (Garden) In the garden prefers to be kept moist.
How Different? It is the only all gold C. siderosticha.
Landscape Value It is great in the shade or woodland garden as it brightens any area. Use as an edger, understory plant, or in a container.
Finish Time to 4" 6 - 8 weeks
Comments This Carex makes a fabulous shade accent, either singly or in mass and is great in containers.
Grower Notes --
Carex 'Lemon Zest' - Product Profile
Carex 'Lemon Zest' - Growing Recipe

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