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Carex ‘Lady Sunshine’
(Greater Brown Sedge)

£12.00 £10.20

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Foliage Colour
30cm x 30cm
Partial Shade, Sun

Carex ‘Lady Sunshine’ is a standout on our nursery with its striking variegated foliage featuring bright green leaves edged in creamy white. This evergreen sedge adds year-round interest and texture to your shady borders and containers. We love its low-maintenance nature and texture. It pairs beautifully with Hostas, Ferns, and Heucheras, brightening up any garden style with its elegant, contrasting foliage.

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Carex 'Lady Sunshine' is a delightful addition to any garden, known for its striking variegated foliage that adds brightness to partially shaded areas. This ornamental grass features narrow, arching leaves with vibrant golden-yellow centres and rich green margins, creating a stunning visual contrast that catches the eye. Our team loves Carex 'Lady Sunshine' for its versatility and its easy-care nature. It thrives in a variety of light conditions, from full sun to partial shade, and prefers well-drained soil, making it adaptable to many garden settings. Reaching a height of around 30-40 cm, this compact grass is perfect for borders, mixed beds, and containers, adding texture and colour. Carex 'Lady Sunshine' pairs beautifully with a wide range of perennials and shrubs, enhancing garden designs with its luminous foliage. It looks particularly striking when planted alongside darker foliage or vibrant blooms, providing a stunning contrast that elevates the overall aesthetic. Whether used as a focal point, ground cover, or in mixed plantings, Carex 'Lady Sunshine' is a versatile and beautiful choice that brings a touch of texture and sunshine to any garden design. Its vibrant foliage and easy-care nature make it a popular Carex among gardeners.

Planting Conditions

Creating a unique display with Carex begins with a little mindful planting. We advise choosing a location that receives sun to partial shade, offering protection from intense sunlight. Optimal planting time is during the cool seasons of Spring or Autumn, but avoiding planting in frosts. Ensure well-drained soil, enriched with organic matter for this ornamental grass to thrive. 'Lady Sunshine' adds a touch of interest with its distinctive foliage. With these planting considerations, you can establish a resilient and appealing plant in your garden.

Watering & Feeding

Nurturing the captivating Carex 'Lady Sunshine' involves a balanced approach to watering and feeding. Keep the soil consistently moist, particularly during dry spells, to support optimal growth. While this ornamental grass is relatively low-maintenance, occasional feeding with a balanced fertiliser in early Spring enhances its overall health and vibrancy. By embracing this thoughtful watering and feeding routine, you ensure that your Carex continues to provide your garden with its unique foliage, adding a touch of interest and texture to your outdoor space.

General Care

Caring for Carex 'Lady Sunshine' is a straightforward endeavour. We recommend keeping the plant's surroundings tidy by removing any dead or yellowing leaves, promoting its health and vigour. This resilient grass is generally disease and pest-resistant, minimising the need for extensive intervention. If needed, a light trim after the growing season will refresh its appearance. Embracing a simple care routine ensures your Carex remains a hassle-free and visually striking addition to your garden.