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Sparkler Sedge

Carex phyllocephala 'Sparkler'

SKU
03865
This Japanese import draws a lot of attention in the garden. Upright evergreen sedge resembles a grove of miniature variegated palm trees topped with small whorls of vibrant white and green striped foliage. Plant among ferns in the woodland garden.
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7-10

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Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.

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Botanical PronunciationKAH-reks fil-oh-SEF-uh-luh
Average Size at MaturityFast growing to 12 to 18 in. tall, spreads to 12 to 18 in. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorVariegated
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseGreen Roof, Very Wet Areas, Water Garden
Light NeedsPartial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Tolerates Wet Soils
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-10

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