Ice Crystal Frosty Sedge
Ficinia truncata 'Ice Crystal'
Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||Fy-kin-ee-a trunk-ah-tuh|
|Lore||In its native region of South Africa, the seeds of the Finica plant attracts ants, which carry the seed down into their nest. There, it is able to safely germinate without being eaten by predators.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 5 to 8 in. tall and wide.|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Rustic|
|Growth Habit||Mounding, Rounded|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Edging, Coastal Exposure, Ground Cover, Small Spaces|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Dramatic foliage color|
Provide average well-drained, soil; shelter from excess winter moisture. Best color in full sun. Water regularly in first growing season to establish root system; once established, reduce frequency. Faded foliage may be gently raked to remove, and pruned lightly just before new spring growth begins.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8 - 9