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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
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SKU: CARLEMZES Categories: ,
Common Name Golden sedge
Family Cyperaceae
Genus Carex
species siderosticha
Plant Type Perennial
US Patent # PP14463
EU Grant # --
Bloom Time --
Flower Color --
Foliage Color Green
Dormancy Required
Exposure Part Shade
Growth Habit Clumping
Growth Rate Moderate
Hardiness Zone 5, 6, 7, 8
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.
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Persistence Deciduous
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 9" / 12" / 12"
Soil (Garden) Prefers fertile, well drained moist soil.
Water (Garden) In the garden prefers to be kept moist.
Special Uses Deep South
Comments This Carex makes a fabulous shade accent, either singly or in mass and is great in containers.
Water (Greenhouse) Moist to slightly dry between waterings.
EC 1.0 – 1.5
pH 5.6 – 6.8
Fertility Needs 100 – 150 ppm
Finish Time to 4″ 6 – 8 weeks
Finish Time to Gallon
Day Length for Flowering Long Day
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