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Products > Carex oshimensis Everest ['CarFit01'] PP20,955
Carex oshimensis Everest ['CarFit01'] PP20,955 - White Variegated Japanese Sedge

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.  Information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library, from online sources, as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens where we have observed it. We also will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips would aid others in growing Carex Everest ['CarFit01'] PP20,955.