EverColor ‘Everglow’ Sedge

Carex oshimensis 'EverColor Everglow'

Family: Sedge

Type: Ornamental grass

EverColor® ‘Everglow’ Carex is a vibrant and versatile perennial grass. Its striking foliage offers year-round color, making it a popular choice for gardeners and landscapers.

This plant thrives in both sun and partial shade, adapting well to various soil conditions. Its resilience and low maintenance needs make it ideal for busy gardeners.

Everglow Carex stands out with its narrow leaves that transition from green to orange as seasons change. This dynamic color shift adds visual interest to any garden space.

Needs & Preferences

Hardiness Zone: 6a-9b

Moisture Preference: Moist to wet

Sun Needs: Full sun to partial shade

Growth

Growth Rate: Medium

Average Height (feet): 1.5

Average Spread (feet): 1.5

Average Life Span (years): 10

Form: Arching

Ornamental

Foliage Shape: Grassy

Landscaping Your Yard With EverColor® ‘Everglow’ Carex

Incorporating EverColor® ‘Everglow’ Carex into your landscape brings life and color. Its compact growth habit makes it perfect for borders and pathways.

Pairing this plant with contrasting foliage creates stunning visual effects. The unique color palette of Everglow Carex complements both flowering plants and green shrubbery.

For year-round interest, use Everglow Carex in mixed plantings. Its seasonal color changes keep your garden vibrant regardless of the season.

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Suitable Garden Styles

Contemporary Gardens

EverColor® 'Everglow' Carex is a standout in contemporary garden designs. Its sleek form and evolving color palette suit the minimalist and modern aesthetic of these spaces. It's perfect for creating clean lines and subtle yet impactful color contrasts.

Cottage Gardens

In a cottage garden, Everglow Carex adds texture and year-round color. Its ease of care and natural growth pattern blend seamlessly with the informal and diverse planting typical of this style. Its ever-changing hues complement the vibrant and varied tones of a cottage garden.

Japanese Gardens

The elegant form of EverColor® 'Everglow' Carex fits beautifully in Japanese garden settings. Its graceful foliage echoes the Zen-like tranquility and naturalistic design of these gardens. The seasonal color changes of the plant align well with the emphasis on seasonal beauty in Japanese garden philosophy.

EverColor® ‘Everglow’ Carex Landscaping Ideas

Create a low maintenance, visually striking ground cover with Everglow Carex. It spreads evenly, creating a lush, colorful carpet.

Utilize this plant in container gardening. Its vibrant foliage makes it an excellent choice for adding life to patios and balconies.

For water-wise gardening, Everglow Carex is an excellent choice. Its drought tolerance makes it suitable for xeriscaping or regions with water restrictions.

Seasonal Interest

Spring

In spring, EverColor® 'Everglow' Carex showcases bright green foliage. This fresh burst of color symbolizes the awakening of the garden, bringing a lively energy after the dormant winter months.

Summer

During summer, the leaves of Everglow Carex deepen to a rich, verdant green. This lushness adds a cooling effect, offering a visual respite from the summer heat.

Fall

Fall transforms Everglow Carex into a fiery display of orange and red hues. This warm palette reflects the autumnal environment, making it a focal point in the fall garden.

Winter

In winter, the plant maintains its structure, providing interest in the otherwise barren landscape. The foliage often takes on a more subdued tone, with hints of bronze and gold.

Planting Tips

Where to Plant

EverColor® ‘Everglow’ Carex is versatile, thriving in a range of locations. It’s ideal for planting along borders, in garden beds, or under taller plants. Its adaptability to both sunny and partially shaded areas makes it a flexible choice for different garden spots.

Light

This plant prefers a mix of sun and shade. It flourishes in areas that receive morning sunlight and afternoon shade. The right balance of light helps maintain its vibrant color and prevents leaf burn.

Soil

Everglow Carex isn't fussy about soil but prefers well-draining ground. It can adapt to various soil types, from clay to sandy soils, as long as there is adequate drainage to prevent root rot.

Spacing

When planting EverColor® 'Everglow' Carex, give each plant about 12-18 inches of space. This spacing allows for adequate air circulation and room for growth, ensuring healthy plants and a fuller ground cover appearance.

When to Plant

The best time to plant EverColor® ‘Everglow’ Carex is in the spring or early fall. Planting during these cooler seasons allows the roots to establish themselves before the extremes of summer heat or winter cold.

How to Plant

Plant Everglow Carex at the same depth it was in its container. Water it well after planting to settle the soil around the roots. Mulching can help retain moisture and reduce weed competition.

Plant Care Tips

Watering

Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Once established, EverColor® ‘Everglow’ Carex is quite drought-tolerant, requiring less frequent watering.

Fertilizing

Fertilize in early spring with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer to support vigorous growth. Avoid over-fertilizing, which can diminish the plant’s hardiness and color vibrancy.

Pruning

Pruning is minimal. Trim back any brown or damaged foliage in early spring to encourage fresh growth. Regular deadheading is not necessary for this plant.

By Season

 

Spring Care

In spring, clear any debris around the plants and add a layer of compost or a light fertilizer to encourage new growth. This is also the ideal time for dividing the plants if they become too crowded.

Summer Care

During summer, ensure the plant receives enough water, especially in periods of drought. Mulching helps retain soil moisture and keeps the roots cool.

Fall Care

Prepare Everglow Carex for winter by reducing watering and removing any fallen leaves that might smother the plant. Fall is also a good time for planting or division.

Winter Care

EverColor® 'Everglow' Carex is generally winter hardy. However, in extremely cold areas, a light mulch can provide extra protection. Avoid walking on the plant as it can damage the winter foliage.

FAQ

How Fast Does EverColor® 'Everglow' Carex Grow?

Everglow Carex has a moderate growth rate. It can take a season to establish fully and then grows steadily. In ideal conditions, it can fill in its designated space within two growing seasons.

Is EverColor® 'Everglow' Carex Deer Resistant?

Yes, EverColor® ‘Everglow’ Carex is generally deer resistant. Its foliage isn’t a preferred food source for deer, making it a good choice for areas where deer browsing is a concern.

Can Everglow Carex Be Grown in Containers?

Absolutely! Everglow Carex thrives in containers. Its compact size and vibrant foliage make it an excellent choice for adding color and texture to patios, balconies, and other outdoor spaces. Ensure the container has good drainage.

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