Ice Crystal Frosty Sedge
Ficinia truncata 'Ice Crystal'
Pronunciation: Fy-kin-ee-a trunk-ah-tuh
|Description||As if kissed by frost, this small, grass-like perennial shines in borders and containers. Tufts of flat, slightly upward-arching green leaves with white margins form a tidy mound that is decorated with dainty brown flower spikes as summer approaches. Nice as a single planting for a rock garden accent, or en masse as groundcover or edging. Evergreen.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 5 to 8 in. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Ground Cover, Edging, Small Spaces|
|Companion Plants||Aster (Aster); Clematis (Clematis); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Crocosmia (Crocosmia); Elderberry (Sambucus); Lilac (Syringa); Mock Orange (Philadelphus); Weigela (Weigela)|
|Care||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.|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-9
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