Carex Nigra Special Item

Black Blooming Sedge Grass

Type: Perennials,Grasses
Height: Short 12-20" (Plant 10" apart)
Bloom Time: Mid-Spring to Mid-Summer
Sun-Shade: Half Sun/ Half Shade to Full Shade
Zones: 4-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay
Flower / Accent: Not Applicable /
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
Tufts of dark blue green foliage tumble haphazardly over each other. Chocolate brown flowers and seed heads are carried on stems that rise just above the foliage. Carex Nigra makes a nice groundcover for low areas or along a stream or pond.

Features to Note:

  • Deer Resistant
  • OK in Containers
  • Winter Interest
  • Wet Site Tolerant
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • For a Shady Spot
  • Web Only
  • 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.

$8.95 $4.47 ea.
(3+) $8.50 $4.25 ea.
Fall 2014
Plant Code: CANI