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Carex flaccosperma (Blue wood sedge)
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Carex flaccosperma

Blue wood sedge

(syn. Carex flaccosperma var. glaucodea)

A beautiful native groundcover with striking glaucus blue foliage, Blue Wood Sedge is easy to grow and evergreen in warmer zones, though it benefits from a late winter cut back. Early spring flowers are slender and form interesting seed heads. Forms tidy clumps and spreads by seed.

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Carex flaccosperma LP32 - 32 per flat $40.00
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Height

6-10 Inches

Spread

12 Inches

Spacing

12 Inches

Bloom Color

Wheat

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-8

Blue wood sedge Interesting Notes

 

Nice as a native shady groundcover, Blue Wood Sedge spreads slowly in the woodland garden, mixing easily with wildflowers and ferns. Evergreen clumps of foliage are 6-10" tall, with bluish, quilted, 1/2" wide leaves. Plants are not very picky about soils or moisture, and thrive in bright shade. Enjoy adding this one to your collection of natives! Niche Gardens

Taxonomy Texas A&M

Carex flaccosperma Growing and Maintenance Tips

C. flaccosperma can be found in rich, calcareous woods and bottomlands and is adaptable to a wide range of soils. Spreads slowly by rhizomes and is quite drought tolerant once established. Propagate by seed or division of clumps every few years. Cut foliage to the ground in early spring before new growth occurs. Use in containers, or as a slowly spreading groundcover in the shade and rock garden.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Full Shade
Full Shade
Part Sun
Part Sun
Average
Average
Moist
Moist
Dry
Dry
Groundcover
Groundcover

Additional Information

Growth Rate
Medium
Soil Moisture Needs
Well-Drained
Plug Type
Landscape Plug™
Propagation Type
Vegetative
Attributes
Rock Garden
Moist Shade
Dry Shade
Native to US