Carex elata 'Aurea'

Bowles' golden sedge

1 litre aquatic pot
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An April sensation when new butter-yellow leaves, neatly striped with green midribs, spear the damp ground and the whispy chocolate-brown heads that follow in June are also divine

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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist or wet soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to July
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Named after the famous botanist and author, EA Bowles, who discovered the native species in East Anglia, this is a gorgeous, deciduous, ornamental grass with rich yellow leaves, edged in green. It's useful for brightening shady areas, for filling gaps in borders and planting by water, where the fine leaves contrast brilliantly with larger leaved plants.  In early summer, it throws up long spikes with brown, feathery flowers. The variegation is best in partial shade - specimens in full sun can end up looking bleached.

  • Garden care: These plants are potted up (using a suitable aquatic compost) into 1-litre aquatic pots. These pots are made of a fine mesh, which allows water to circulate through the compost, providing the plants with both oxygen and nutrients. If you are using them as a aquatic plant, they can be placed straight into the pond, however they will preform better if planted out sooner rather than later. To enhance flowering divide congested clumps every three to five years.

Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire'

dogwood

Flame-coloured winter stems

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Osmunda regalis

royal fern

Magnificent giant fern. Great beside water

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Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Firetail'

red bistort

Bright red spikes in late summer. This plant loves wet soil!

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Floating island for 1 litre shallow water plants

Floating island for 1 litre shallow water plants

Makes planting shallow pond plants easy

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    Plants for boggy area?

    Dear Crocus I have an area in my woodland that is really, really, boggy, can you advice on what plants would be suitable. Many thanks. Emma
    Asked on 13/4/2010 by emma freeman

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      Hello Emma, There are a few plants that will thrive in boggy soil - here are some of the best:- Gunnera manicata http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/perennials/gunnera-manicata-/classid.2880/ Osmunda regalis http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/ferns/classid.1834/ Carex elata Aurea http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/grasses/carex-elata-aurea/classid.77799/ Ligularia http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.ligularia/ Astilbe Fanal http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/perennials/astilbe-fanal-%C3%97-arendsii/classid.2579/ Zantedeschia http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.zantedeschia/ Sambucus http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.sambucus/ Rodgersia http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.rodgersia/ Hostas http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.hosta/ I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

      Answered on 14/4/2010 by emma freeman
    • A:

      Dear Helen Many thanks for list of plants I have ordered several of them. Regards

      Answered on 13/4/2010 by Crocus Helpdesk
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