Frosty Curls Sedge
Full sun, Partial sun
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||KAH-reks al-BEW-luh|
|Lore||The indigenous peoples around the world have utilized sedge roots in the weaving of baskets, maps and rope.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing; reaches 2 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||Sedge is a highly versatile plant for groundcover applications in small spaces or forest floor conditions.. Arrange in irregular masses for soft textured drifts through contrasting plants. May be lined up as an edging or planted on a grid for modern looks. Traditional in Asian and naturalistic style rock waterfall planting or around the edges of irregular pools and ponds. Even works well in containers as modernistic forms or mixed with colored foliage perennials.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Erosion Control, Green Roof, Mass Planting, Poolside, Rock Garden, Very Wet Areas, Water Garden, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Tolerates Wet Soils|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||This pale sedge belongs with high contrast perennials such as Plum Pudding Coral Bells, (Heuchera x 'Plum Pudding'), Cameleon Houttuynia, (Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon'), Butterflies In Flight Japanese Iris, (Iris ensata 'Butterflies in Flight') and Spring's Promise Ice Angels Camellia, (Camellia japonica 'Spring's Promise').|
Best with part shade in hot inland areas. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, cut back before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9