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Image of Carex siderosticta var. pilosa 'Shima-nishiki'

Carex siderosticta var. pilosa 'Shima-nishiki'

Shima-nishiki Sedge

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Item #: 2490

Zones: 5a to 8b

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 6" tall

Culture: Light Shade to Shade

Origin: Japan

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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(Carex 'Island Brocade') This recent introduction from Japan adds a new dimension to this fabulous, but normally green, Asian deer-resistant groundcover... perfect for a moist shady site in the woodland garden. This low-growing and slowly spreading sedge (1' spread each season), boasts 6" long x 1" wide light green leaves with a nice golden edge and occasional yellow stripes through the leaf center. C. 'Island Brocade' would be a perfect woodland foil for blue hostas as well as for ferns and gingers. This is often listed as a similar species, C. siderosticta, but carex guru Dr. Tony Reznicek confirmed its true identity for us.