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Carex EverColor 'Everillo'

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$17.99 $19.99
  • Has bright, colorful foliage, year-round
  • Matures to 12-18" wide by 12-18" tall
  • Hardy in USDA Zones 5 - 9
  • Plant in partial shade to shade
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Description

The luminous Everillo Carex is an outstanding new addition to the Southern Living Plant Collection! The Evercolor® Everillo Carex produces brilliant lime-green foliage in spring before maturing to a golden hue as the year goes on. The long-leafed foliage grows in a naturally mounding habit. Consequently, this Sedge grass excels at adding dynamic groundcover texture to any landscape or garden.

A moderate growth rate and a mature size of 12-18" H x 12-18" W means that trimming is completely unnecessary. Therefore, low-maintenance gardeners can rest assured that this grass won't go wild while they aren't looking.

The Everillo Carex is certain to brighten shady spots and add a sensational pop of color to your container gardens. A phenomenal pairing includes using the Everillo in a container with the Purple Pixie Loropetalum. The Pixie will spill over the edge, while the Carex fills the container. All you need to complete the perfect container at that point is a vertical growing thrill plant, such as the Poquito Banana. Otherwise, try it as an accent, border, or mass planting, or anywhere you need a low-growing burst of color.

Everillo Carex Care

Hardy from Zones 5-9, and down to -20°F once well established. We recommend a layer of mulch around this plant in the winter to protect it from freezes.

Plant in part sun to shade for best results. However, the yellow color will be more vibrant with a bit of sunlight.

Water regularly after planting until established, traditionally at least 3 months. This will allow the roots to reach deeper, which will help to ensure its long-term success. Afterward, the Everillo only needs supplemental watering is during times of drought.

Plant Everillo in moist, well-drained garden soil. Poor drainage will lead to root rot and the expiration of the plant.

A light application of fertilizer in spring is sufficient for this grass to thrive.

Snip off old foliage in spring, if desired.

For more tips on caring for your ground cover grasses check out our ground cover grasses care guide.

Click here to check out a Stack It Up vertical container garden from Southern Living Plants

Click here for a list of 7 additional low-maintenance plants

 

Care & Use

Getting Started: Understanding Your New Plant

Review your plant's information on our website or the tag that comes with it. Be mindful of sunlight preferences, soil type, and spacing needs.

Our plants are adaptable but grow best in the correct USDA Zones. Click here to learn more about your USDA Zone.

Planting Instructions

Dig a Hole

First, dig a hole three times the width of the root ball of your plant. This makes it easier for the root system to spread out quickly. Dig the hole deep enough that your plant will sit level with or slightly above the ground around it.

Amend Your Soil

Mix your native soil with rich gardening soil to provide extra nutrients and support plant growth. If your soil is clay-heavy, we recommend mixing your native clay soil with equal parts of Pine Bark mulch to improve drainage and the overall breathability of your soil.

Place Your Plant

Examine the roots. If they appear tightly bound, gently coax them apart; this ensures they can spread into the new soil. Place your plant in the hole so the top of the rootball is even with the surrounding soil—Backfill around it with the amended soil mixture. The roots need access to oxygen for your plant to thrive, so do not cover the rootball; place soil around it.

Mulch Your Plants

Top the soil beneath your plant with 3-4 inches of mulch to help it retain moisture. Be careful not to cover the rootball - your new plants roots need access to oxygen.

Water Your Plant

Soak the plant with a hose afterward to hydrate the plant, as well as get the soil and mulch situated. Develop a regular watering schedule based on your plant's needs and local weather patterns. Remember, over watering is just as, if not more, harmful than under watering.

Spacing Recommendations

How to Space Your Everillo Carex

For a seamless planting, plant your Everillo Carex 1 foot apart. Space them 1.5+ feet for gaps between plants.

  • Scientific Name
    Carex oshimensis EverColor® 'Everillo' PP21002
  • Hardiness Zone
    5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Sun Exposure
    Shade to Part Shade
  • Evergreen or Deciduous
    Evergreen
  • Features
    Disease Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Flowering, Shade Tolerant
  • Feature Color
    Green, Yellow
  • Uses
    Accent, Border, Container, Groundcover, Mass Planting
  • Water Needs
    Medium
  • Bloom Season
    -

Growing Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9

Map of USDA Zones 5-9
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Carex EverColor 'Everillo'

$17.99 $19.99

The luminous Everillo Carex is an outstanding new addition to the Southern Living Plant Collection! The Evercolor® Everillo Carex produces brilliant lime-green foliage in spring before maturing to a golden hue as the year goes on. The long-leafed foliage grows in a naturally mounding habit. Consequently, this Sedge grass excels at adding dynamic groundcover texture to any landscape or garden.

A moderate growth rate and a mature size of 12-18" H x 12-18" W means that trimming is completely unnecessary. Therefore, low-maintenance gardeners can rest assured that this grass won't go wild while they aren't looking.

The Everillo Carex is certain to brighten shady spots and add a sensational pop of color to your container gardens. A phenomenal pairing includes using the Everillo in a container with the Purple Pixie Loropetalum. The Pixie will spill over the edge, while the Carex fills the container. All you need to complete the perfect container at that point is a vertical growing thrill plant, such as the Poquito Banana. Otherwise, try it as an accent, border, or mass planting, or anywhere you need a low-growing burst of color.

Everillo Carex Care

Hardy from Zones 5-9, and down to -20°F once well established. We recommend a layer of mulch around this plant in the winter to protect it from freezes.

Plant in part sun to shade for best results. However, the yellow color will be more vibrant with a bit of sunlight.

Water regularly after planting until established, traditionally at least 3 months. This will allow the roots to reach deeper, which will help to ensure its long-term success. Afterward, the Everillo only needs supplemental watering is during times of drought.

Plant Everillo in moist, well-drained garden soil. Poor drainage will lead to root rot and the expiration of the plant.

A light application of fertilizer in spring is sufficient for this grass to thrive.

Snip off old foliage in spring, if desired.

For more tips on caring for your ground cover grasses check out our ground cover grasses care guide.

Click here to check out a Stack It Up vertical container garden from Southern Living Plants

Click here for a list of 7 additional low-maintenance plants

 

Pot size

  • 2.5 Quart
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