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Carex flaccosperma

Blue Wood Sedge

Type: Perennials,Grasses,Groundcovers
Height: Short 6-10" (Plant 10" apart)
Bloom Time: Spring to Early Summer
Sun-Shade: Mostly Sunny to Full Shade
Zones: 5-8   [?]
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay
Flower / Accent: Green / White
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
Carex Flaccosperma is an easy to grow native sedge. In spring new growth emerges green and ages to an eye-catching powder blue. Plant with purple-leaved Heuchera for a pleasing combination. Evergreen in warmer zones.

Features to Note:

  • Winter Interest
  • OK in Containers
  • Wet Site Tolerant
  • Deer Resistant
  • Groundcovers
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • For a Sunny Spot
  • For a Shady Spot
  • Dry Shade Tolerant

Carex General Information:

Carex is a huge genus of more than 1,500 species of perennials with triangular, grass-like stems. Flowerheads develop on panicles of short spikes. Suited to many sites, Sedge will tolerate wet and/or shade well. Excellent in foreground or as an edger. Spreads slowly. Grass-like, colorful foliage is often brightly hued or variegated. Supplemental watering may be necessary for top performance. Ornamental grasses are restricted from Oregon.

Carex Plant Care:

Sedge prefers a moist, well-drained soil with part shade. Very easy to maintain, Carex requires little if any feeding and in early spring, cut back by 1/3 or simply tease out dead blades to spruce up appearance. Division is best done in the spring.

$11.95 ea.
(3+) $11.50 ea.
Spring 2014
Plant Code: CAFS