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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
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Containers
Containers
Groundcover
Groundcover
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 6-12" tall, 6-12" wide
Bloom Time Foliage plant all season
Size Plant - 3.5" pot
SKU ASLKJ31

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.
SKU ASLKJ31
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 Color Variegated
Foliage Ornamental varigated yellow blades edged in green.
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Moist/Wet
Advantages Deer Resistant, Easy to Grow, Containers, Groundcover
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Plant Information’ section describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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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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