Banana Boat Broadleaf Sedge Grass

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‘Banana Boat’ Sedge brightens the shade with lively yellow foliage bearing a deep green margin. With relatively wide blades for a sedge, ‘Banana Boat’ provides a striking accent in containers and makes a vibrant groundcover for shady beds and borders. Slowly spreads to form a dense patch over time. Deer resistant. (Carex siderosticha)
Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Deer Resistant
Good For Containers
Groundcover
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size6-12" tall , 6-12" wide
Bloom TimeFoliage plant all season
SizePlant - 3" Pot
SKUAM015019

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information
6-12” tall x 6-12” wide. Carex ‘Banana Boat’ shows off with bold color and texture. Set plants against dark green foliage or purple hues for emphasis and pair with fine textured-plants for high contrast. Widely adaptable, ‘Banana Boat’ softens the edges of flagstone pathways and thrives as a filler alongside the water garden. Use to edge shady beds and borders, or plant in small masses to accent taller perennials. Plants also naturalize well in woodland gardens. Carex prefers moist, well-drained soils, but tolerates both dry and wet conditions, making it useful in raingardens. Plants require little maintenance, but benefit from irrigation in hot, dry weather. Foliage color softens from gold to yellow in the summer heat. Cut foliage to the ground in late winter as needed.
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SKUAM015019
Item Package Size
Plant - 3" Pot
Common Name
Banana Boat Broadleaf Sedge Grass
Botanical Name
Carex siderosticha Banana Boat
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
6-12" tall
Estimated Mature Spread
6-12" wide
Growth Rate
Slow
Bloom Time
Foliage plant all season
Planting Depth
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As
Potted Plant
Foliage
Ornamental varigated yellow blades edged in green.
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture
Moist / Wet
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Deer Resistant, Good For Containers, Groundcover
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Item Unit
Plant
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