Carex oshimensis ‘Everillo’

Carex oshimensis ‘Everillo’

Japanese 'Everillo' Sedge

£12.99

Pot Size:

3Ltr

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43 In stock

SKU: 12392920

Description

Family Cyperaceae
Mutation of C.’Evergold’ discovered in Ireland.

  • Gracefully arching tufts of exceptionally bright blades of evergreen foliage.
  • Small spikes of buff-coloured fluffy flowerheads are a bonus in late summer.
  • Brilliantly adaptable, hardy and easy to grow in woodland shade or full sun.

An unsung hero of planting schemes; an invaluable support plant that is also capable of making a stunning feature plant when used en masse. We have selected just a few of the innumerable varieties of Japanese sedge to stock, having trialled many and planted some in our display gardens, and this is one of the best performers with outstanding colour. Each grass-like blade of foliage (carex are not true grasses) has a unique and evolving colour during the season; emerging in a dazzling shade of bright golden yellow and ageing to a hot orange/amber. This intensity of colour and its long, gracefully arching leaves set ‘Everillo’ apart from other yellow sedges, paired with its reliable hardiness and delicate cascading habit.

The tan/russet coloured flowers are an attractive added detail when the plant is viewed at close quarters, but do not have much impact from a distance. They appear amongst the foliage in midsummer, not protruding far beyond the leaves, bringing a further soft, textural quality to the plant.

The outstanding qualities of this variety can be used in many ways; as a ground cover underpinning many different styles of planting, as a show-stopping carpet at the forefront of compositions, or as isolated specimens amongst minimalist planting schemes, e.g. nestling between moss covered stones in oriental style gardens. In the latter style it brilliantly compliments the soft yellows and greens of Acer palmatum ‘Emerald Lace’, Acer palmatum ‘Orange Dream’ and Dryopteris erythrosora ‘Prolifica’. In Mediterranean-style gardens its spiky, yet soft character relates well to Phormium cookianum subsp. hookeri ‘Tricolor’, contrasts with Eucomis ‘Sparkling Burgundy’, and its ground-covering ally Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Kokuryu’. Its exceptionally graceful and bright, evergreen qualities make it an ideal subject for contemporary gardens, acting as the perfect foil for dark landscaping materials such as slate, granite and dark porcelain paving. Used as a path edging or in planters it creates a compact and architectural effect around the base of taller structural plants such as Cupressus sempervirens ‘Totem Pole’, clipped Pittosporum tobira, and even mound shaped Pittosporum tobira ‘Nanum’ and Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Beach Ball’.

Magnificently hardy and adaptable, this easy to grow sedge is happy in shade or full sun, coastal exposure and once established in drought conditions, in pots and any soil type.

Height and spread after 2 – 5 years 50cm x 50cm.

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Urban Jungle Suffolk

London Road, Weston,
Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 8TT
Opening hours
Nursery 10am to 5pm. March-October
10am to 4pm or dusk if earlier. November-February
Café 10am to 4pm. March-October
10am to 3pm. November-February
Garden Centre Telephone: 01502 219110
Cafe Telephone: 01502 559103
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Urban Jungle Norfolk

Ringland Lane, Old Costessey,
Norwich, Norfolk NR8 5BG
Opening hours
Nursery 10am to 5pm. March-October
10am to 4pm or dusk if earlier. November-February
Café 10am to 4pm. March-October
10am to 3pm. November-February
Garden Centre Telephone: 01603 744997
Cafe Telephone: 01603 857196
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