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Carex siderosticha Banana Boat


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Carex siderosticha Banana Boat
Description
Carex siderosticha is a deciduous, rhizomatous, creeping, broad-leaved sedge, that is native to woodland mountain areas in Japan, China and Korea. Unusually broad leaf-width, blades are sometimes described as bamboo-like or hosta-like and this gives rise to the often-used common name of broad-leaved sedge for varieties of this species. Carex ‘Banana Boat' is a cultivar most noted for its variegated foliage. It typically grows to 20-30cm tall. It features broad, grassy leaves that are banana yellow with green margins and green striping. Insignificant brownish flower spikes appear on triangular stems in late spring. This is an outstanding accent plant for brightening up shady gardens or pathways and is also striking in containers. Native to mountain woodlands, Carex siderosticha 'Banana Boat' (Golden Falls) slowly creeps by rhizomes to form a dense mass of bold-textured foliage. It is a long-lived, durable sedge for the woodland garden.
 
 
Main Features
 
Type Ornamental Grass Hardiness Fully Hardy
Flower Colour Green Size (H xW) 20 x 30cm
Flowering Season Spring Pot Size 9cm
Foliage Yellow and Green Growth Rate Slow Growing
Foliage Type Deciduous Soil PH Neutral
Soil Type Rich but well drained AGM No
Position Part Sun Habit Spreading
 
 
Cultivation Notes
Easily grown in medium to wet soils in part shade to full shade. Best performance is in evenly moist soils in part shade. Soil should not be allowed to dry out and need consistent supplemental watering in hot summer weather. Cut foliage to the ground and remove in late winter. May be propagated by division in spring. Plants will spread over time by rhizomes to form a dense ground cover.
 
Uses
Pruning \ Aftercare : Clear old foliage away as new emerges.