EverColor Everest Variegated Sedge Grass (Carex oshimensis EVERCOLOR ‘Carfit01’)

EverColor Everest Variegated Sedge Grass

  • Showy Foliage
  • Leaves Feature Crisp, White Margins and Grass-Green Center
  • Year-Round Interest
  • Mounded Texture Plant
  • Attractive Mounding Form
  • Growth Arches Up, Then Cascades Downward
  • Can be Grown in Containers
  • Add Style and Charm to Small Space Gardens
  • Inconspicuous Blooms Support Butterflies
  • Thrives in Moist, Well-Drained Soil
  • Useful Rain Garden Plant
  • Excellent in Massed Plantings
  • Use in Partial or Full Shade

Don’t settle for a boring shaded landscape or one that remains all-brown in winter! Grace your low light garden with year-round color and dynamic, striped foliage.

EverColor® Everest™ Variegated Sedge Grass (Carex oshimensis ‘Carfit01’ PP# 20,955) is a charismatic and versatile sedge grass. You’ll relish the delightful variegated coloration and attractive form all year.

Creamy-white ribbons flank a grass-green stripe down the center of the strappy blades. EverColor Everest Carex delivers an exciting fountain of whimsical color and texture that contrasts beautifully with your other plants.

Grow them in the ground, or keep them as a “Thriller” in containers. This charming plant features narrow leaves that grow upward from the center, gracefully arching outward toward the ground.

You might be surprised how versatile EverColor Everest Variegated Sedge Grass is in your space. Their durability is showcased in its adaptability to shade, damp and urban conditions.

They make very useful plants in swales, Rain Gardens and Green Roof projects. They also become a terrific accent to brighten up a shady balcony!

Give these perennial grasses as housewarming gifts! Keep container-grown plants outdoors all year with some shelter in the coldest areas.

All this fun grass requires to keep it looking great is a little tune up in spring. We’re talking perhaps five minutes a year in maintenance, beyond watering.

Give a little and get so much in return. Both sassy and sophisticated, this compact grass is top of professional garden designer’s wish lists.

How to Use EverColor® Everest™ Variegated Sedge Grass in the Landscape

This stunning grass is adored by landscapers as an impeccable and reliable mass planting with a lot of pizzazz. Plant them eight inches apart on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next.

Use this same spacing to create a groundcover fill on slopes. They’ll help control erosion and look cute, too.

EverColor Everest Carex is perfect for those areas around your yard that can be difficult to plant. It thrives in partial shade, giving those shady places a pop of color and winter interest.

Include them with broad-leaved Hosta and fine-textured Astilbe. Repeat them along a woodland garden path. Don’t just be surprised if their winsome good looks call fairies to mind!

Even if you never actually see a Sprite or Pixie; their tiny brown blooms do support moths and butterflies. Pop a row of them on the shady side of your Butterfly Garden.

Tuck them into oversized outdoor containers as a marvelous “Spiller” around the edge to soften the look. Partner with one of our special Hydrangea bushes as a “Thriller”, and you’ll have an elegant design that works for many years with afternoon shade.

Ornamental Sedges make easy-care and reliable foliage plants. This unique variety adds a race striped flair to your planting designs.

In ambitious, earth moving projects like bermed Rain Gardens, use multiple EverColor® Everest™ Variegated Sedge Grass to provide motion and color in shaded areas. Protect our precious groundwater from potentially polluted runoff from roofs and streets.

Even if the only ambition you have is to decorate the low-lying area around your rain gutter, this darling plant is up for the challenge. Enjoy the tufty fountains created by these personable perennials.

Tips for Care

In the hottest areas, please take care that they don’t get too much sun. Moist, well-drained soil is best for them to shine; so provide them with consistent water.

Make sure to cut back all the foliage in the late winter or early spring each year. You’ll make way for fresh new leaves to emerge from the roots each spring!

Otherwise, these petite powerhouses are quite easy-care. If you like to have a tidy space, gently rake them to clear fallen leaves.

Enjoy their sweetly Zen look and they’ll perform faithfully for you!

EverColor Everest Variegated Sedge Grass (Carex oshimensis EVERCOLOR ‘Carfit01’) Details

Common name EverColor Everest Variegated Sedge Grass
Botanical name Carex oshimensis EVERCOLOR 'Carfit01'
Plant type Perennial
Hardiness zone 5-8
Growth rate Medium
Height 10 - 15 inches
Width 12 - 18 inches
Sunlight Full Shade, Partial Shade
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Early Spring