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Products > Carex oshimensis Everest ['CarFit01'] PP20,955
Carex oshimensis Everest ['CarFit01'] PP20,955 - White Variegated Japanese Sedge
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Grass-like
Family: Cyperaceae (Sedges)
Origin: Japan (Asia)
Evergreen: Yes
Yellow/Chartreuse Foliage: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Brown
Bloomtime: Not Significant
Synonyms: [C. morrowii cv.]
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Light Shade/Part Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 0-10 F
Carex oshimensis Everest ['CarFit01'] PP20,955 (Silver Variegated Japanese Sedge) A vigorous mound-forming evergreen plant to 1 foot tall and wide with very tidy looking silvery-white margined dark green leaves. Flowers in late spring and summer are not showy but also do not detract from the clean look of this plant. Plant in cool full sun to shade in a well-drained soil and irrigate regularly. Cold hardy to around 0 degrees F. This plant makes a bold statement as a container plant, as an accent, a border planting or as a large scale groundcover in the landscape. Useful on the edge of the water garden but dislikes complete submersion. This plant is a mutation of the popular Carex oshimensis 'Evergold' (a plant once called Carex morrowii 'Aurea-variegata') which has leaves with green margins on a central stripe of cream white. It was discovered in a tissue culture laboratory in Ireland in August 2006 by Pat FitzGerald of FitzGerald Nurseries of Kilkenny, Ireland. Under the cultivar name 'CarFit01' it received U.S. Plant Patent 20,955 on April 27, 2010. It was the winner of the Silver Medal at the Plantarium 2008 in in Boskoop Netherlands. 

This information about Carex oshimensis Everest ['CarFit01'] PP20,955 displayed on this web page is based on research we have conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations we have made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens visited, as well how our crops have performed in containers in the nursery field. Where appropriate, we will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share cultural information that would aid others in growing this plant.