Carex Platyphylla Special Item New Item


Type: Perennials, Grasses
Height: Short 8-12" (Plant 10" apart)
Bloom Time: Not Applicable
Sun-Shade: Half Sun/ Half Shade to Full Shade
Zones: 4-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay
Flower / Accent: Not Applicable / Not Applicable
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
Broad foliage for Sedge, the strap-shaped 1 semi-evergreen blades of powdery blue-green are tidy and dense. Spreads slowly. Use as a textural accent or plant in masses for excellent erosion control. Does best in moist shade, but will adapt to drier shade once established.

Features to Note:

  • OK in Containers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Wet Site Tolerant
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Dry Shade Tolerant
  • For a Slope or Bank

Carex General Information:

Carex is a huge genus of more than 1,500 species of perennials with triangular, grass-like stems. On mature plants, tiny brown seedheads may 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.

$12.95 $11.66 ea.
(3+) $12.50 $11.25 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: CAPL