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Carex siderosticha 'Banana Boat'

BANANA BOAT SEDGE

Buy Banana Boat Sedge online. This stunning ornamental grass can be slightly deceiving to the eyes, as it can look just like a thin leafed hosta, however, it is most definitely a broad-leafed Sedge. It leaves can reach up to 1" wide and feature dark green margins with banana yellow centers. Unlike other sedges, this grass does like more shade than sun, as its brightly colored leaves can scorch in the afternoon sun.
  • New Item

Height:

6-12 Inches

Spread:

12-15 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

5-9

What's My Hardiness Zone?

Plant Characteristics

Cultural Information*
  • Root Rot - High Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - Low Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
  • Leaf Spot - Low Resistance
Flower Color*
  • Bronze/Tan/Brown
Growth Rate*
  • Medium
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Multi/Variegated
  • Dark Yellow/Gold
  • Green
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Green
  • Multi/Variegated
  • Dark Yellow/Gold
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Dark Yellow/Gold
  • Multi/Variegated
  • Green
Leaf Color Winter*
  • Beige/Brown
  • Copper/Bronze
Leaf Type*
  • Semi-Evergreen
Nature Assets*
  • Deer Resistant
Plant Type*
  • Ornamental Grass
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Summer Planting
  • Spring Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Average
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Well-Drained
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Moist
  • Salt Tolerant
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Year-Round
  • Summer Flowering
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Early Spring
  • Winter
  • Summer
  • Spring
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Morning Sun Only in Northern States
  • Prefers Morning Sun Only in Southern States
Uses*
  • Accent Plant
  • Understory Planting
  • Erosion Control
  • Mass Planting
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds
  • Rock Gardens
  • Border Plant
  • Under Power Lines
  • Groundcover
 

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Grasses are easy to grow and adapt to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include free fertilizer with every order.

Interesting Notes

This species cannot be shipped to Kansas