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Blue Sedge

Carex glauca

Pronunciation: KAH-reks GLAW-kuh
SKU #02266

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Description A small, clumping grass with slender, silver-blue blades. Plant en masse for a splendid effect. Thrives in partial shade in hot summer areas, such as under tree canopies or between buildings. Looks best with ample water, and works along the periphery of streams or ponds. Evergreen in mild climates.
Light Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil consistently moist.
Blooms Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Mature Size Slow growing; reaches only 6 to 12 in. tall and wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Semi-Evergreen
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care
Growth Rate Slow
Growth Habit Clumping
Landscape Use Border, Container, Ground Cover
Flower Color Brown
Foliage Color Blue-green
Companion Plants Sweetspire (Itea); Fothergilla (Fothergilla); Iris (Iris); Cardinal Flower (Lobelia); Daylily (Hemerocallis)
Care Thrives in enriched, loamy, moist, well-drained soils. Tolerates sun in cool coastal settings; site in part sun or dappled shade elsewhere. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; once established, maintain evenly moist soil. For a neat appearance, remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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