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Banana Boat Broadleaf Sedge

SKU: AM015019
per Plant - 3" Pot
No longer available this season.
‘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)
key features
Botanical Name
Carex siderosticha Banana Boat
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Deer Resistant, Groundcover, Easy To Grow, Container Planting
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
6-12" tall
Bloom Time
Foliage plant all season


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.