Carex elata 'Aurea'

Bowles' golden sedge

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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

Val Bourne - Garden Writer

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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: Cut brittle, dead foliage right down to the ground in late winter, before new growth appears.

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Firetail'

red bistort

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

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Osmunda regalis

royal fern

Magnificent giant fern. Great beside water

£8.99 Buy

Dryopteris wallichiana

fern

Sturdy, upright fern. Tolerates dry shade

£8.99 Buy

Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire'

dogwood

Flame-coloured winter stems

£11.99 Buy

Astilbe 'Fanal' (× arendsii)

false goatsbeard

Fluffy, wine-red flower spires

£7.99 Buy
 

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  • Q:

    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 4/13/2010 by emma freeman

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    • A:

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

      Answered on 4/13/2010 by Crocus Helpdesk
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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 4/14/2010 by emma freeman
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