Carex carophylla 'Beatlemania'

Sedge

Plant Type:

SUN PERENNIALS

Carex caryophylla 'Beatlemania' - Dark green blades edged in gold on densely arch from the central portion of each Sedge. The dome resembling the crops of hair as worn by the infamous Beatles as they shook them up when performing. Useful as front-of-the-border, edging, mower-free clustering, and even in the rockery 'Beatlemania' will endear in its low maintenance stature. Full to half sun in fertile ground. Established potted plant from division.


Height:

6 in

Spread:

24 in

Characteristics and Attributes for Carex carophylla 'Beatlemania'

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Light

  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Full Sun

Attributes

  • Railroad Garden
  • Edging
  • Grass Garden
  • Small / Miniature

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast

Soil

  • Fertile
  • Moist

Origins

  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Division

Genus Overview: Carex

We like all the sedges but among our favorites is Broad-leaved Sedge. So many sedges are tough, easy and can be as ornamental and utilitarian as they are good wildlife plants. Carex siderosticha stands out as an especially showy genus slowly forming dense carpets of relatively broad foliage from 1” to 2” wide growing 3” to 6” in length. Some cultivars may grow perhaps taller in optimum conditions. This useful sedge is certainly deciduous in northern gardens but planted in landscapes at the southern end of its range may be virtually evergreen. The inflorescences which are not very interesting sometimes emerge, however, with some pink in the stems. Grow it for the foliage. Plant in part to open shade in fertile soil. The genus Carex in Cyperaceae is large group including many numbers of species from all around the globe. Many are very important wildlife plants. And though the flowers are generally not beautiful the seeds feed many numbers of birds and small mammals. C. siderosticha, the species, originates in China. All of our Carex siderosticha cultivars are offered as pot-grown divisions.