Carex Flaccosperma

Blue Wood Sedge, Sedge

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Plant Code: CAFS

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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.

Line a path or walkway with this charming Sedge. Most at home in a moist, woodland setting; it is perfectly suited for stream or pond borders.


Type: Perennials, Grasses
Height: Short 6-10"
Spacing: Plant 10" apart
Bloom Time: Not Applicable
Sun-Shade: Half Sun / Half Shade to Full Shade
Zones: 5-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay, Acidic
Flower: Not Applicable
Accent: Not Applicable
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • For a Slope or Bank
  • Deer Resistant
  • Edgers
  • OK in Containers
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Wet Site Tolerant
  • Winter Interest

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.

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.