Carex palustris aurea ‘Bowles Golden’ produces a mass of golden leaves, each outlined in palest lime-green. It forms elegant weeping clumps useful for masking the edges. In Summer produces attractive tufted seed heads, held above the foliage.
Top tip: Grows from tough dense, fibrous roots making it difficult to dig up and to divide without recourse to scissors. Can be difficult to propagate as divisions don’t always take.
Flowers: June/July coffee coloured stems topped with dark brown florets.
Propagation: Division of plants in early Spring
Depth of water is from soil surface to water surface not including top dressing – planting depth wet soil to 5cm.
Planting: Plant into 5lt planting crate using heavy garden loam or Westland Aquatic Soil