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Tufted Sedge

A spectacular sedge bearing beautiful, arching grassy leaves. Makes a beautiful accent plant in the perennial garden and will brighten any deeply shaded spot with its vibrant colors. Plant in large groups or combine with hosta, ferns and tricyrtis for a delightful blend of textures.

Companion Plants

False Spirea



Plant Details

  • Common name

    Tufted Sedge

  • Botanical name

    Carex elata

  • Variety

    Bowles Golden

  • Zone

    USDA Zone 5 (-20°F) to USDA Zone 9 (20°F).

  • Light

    Part sun

  • Height

    18-24" (46-61 cm)

  • Habit


  • Feed

    Use all-purpose

  • Water

    Weekly during dry spells

  • Bloom Color


  • Bloom Time

    No Bloom

  • Maintenance

    Prune back in spring

This plant also belongs to the following collections:

  • Earl E.'s collection
  • Molly C.'s collection
  • Sahara D.'s collection
  • Sarah S.'s collection