Carex palustris aurea ‘Bowles Golden’ produces a mass of golden leaves, each outlined in palest lime-green. It forms attractive weeping clumps useful for masking the edges. In Summer produces attractive tufted seed heads, held above the foliage.
Top tip: Grows from dense, fibrous roots that make it difficult to dig up and to divide without recourse to scissors.
Flowers: June/July coffee coloured stems topped with dark brown florets.
Propagation: Division of plants in early Spring
Depth of water over the soil: 0-10cm
Planting: Plant into 5lt planting crate using heavy garden loam or Westland Aquatic Soil