Carex Amazon Mist

Sedge, New Zealand Hair Sedge
$14.95 ea.
Order more to save! 3+ for $14.50 ea.
Minus icon Plus Icon
Ships Spring 2024 to
Ship to

Tolerates More Sun
A Sedge that tolerates more sun! This graceful ornamental grass features wispy, arching mint-green foliage with silvery undersides. The super fine texture swirls with the slightest breeze. Commonly called New Zealand Hair Sedge, we affectionately nicknamed this cascading fountain of shimmering blades Cousin It from the Addams Family. The rounded tussocks of Carex Amazon Mist are stunning in groups or in a favorite container where the draping mounded foliage can be appreciated. Movement and motion in a garden are treasured attributes and the misty slender blades sway in subtle hues to create a soothing atmosphere. Foliage may remain evergreen in warmer zones.

On Wishlist

Add To Wishlist

Code CAAM

Patent

Plant Type Perennials, Grasses

Species comans

Height Short 12"

Spacing Plant 18" apart

Bloom Time Not Applicable

Sun / Shade Full Sun to Half Sun / Half Shade

Zones 6-9

Soil Type Normal, Clay, Acidic

Water Needs Medium

Sold In Plantable Pots (3.5x3.5x4")

Special Features

  • Deer Resistant

Planting Sites

  • For a Slope or Bank
  • Edgers
  • OK in Containers
  • Wet Site 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. Ornamental Grasses and Sedges are restricted from Idaho and Oregon. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

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.

Plantable Pots

Our plants are grown in 3.5x3.5x4” plantable pots. Made from 100% biodegradable coconut husk fibers (coir), these pots have tremendous advantages over plastic pots. With better air exchange, this "breathable" pot fosters robust root growth and reduces transplant shock since you can plant the pots directly in the ground. The pot naturally becomes part of the soil on its own over time—no composting required—and since they're made from a renewable resource that requires very little energy, they're earth-friendly too!

100% Guarantee

We offer a 100% unconditional guarantee for all our perennials to reach you in good condition and to grow. If you're not satisfied, we'll reship or refund immediately. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns—we share your passion for gardening and want your new plants to thrive in your border!

Shipping Details

We use custom, earth-friendly packaging to make sure your order arrives in great condition, and we ship based on the best planting time for your growing zone (see the approximate dates below), unless otherwise indicated at checkout. If you wish, you can indicate a specific ship date during checkout.

Spring

  • Zone 3, 4: Early to Mid May
  • Zone 5: Late April to Early May
  • Zone 6: Mid to Late April
  • Zone 7: Early to Mid April
  • Zone 8: Late March to Early April
  • Zone 9, 10: Late March

Fall

  • Zone 2, 3, 4: Early September
  • Zone 5: Early to Mid September
  • Zone 6: Mid September
  • Zone 7: Mid to Late September
  • Zone 8, 9, 10: Late September to Early October