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Carex siderosticha 'Variegata' (Creeping broadleaf sedge)

Carex siderosticha 'Variegata'

Creeping broadleaf sedge

This is a very bright and attractive spreading groundcover. Wide bright green leaves with distinct white stripes form slowly spreading clumps. It is completely deciduous, often emerging just when you wonder if it has made it through the winter. Noted plantsman Charles Oliver has had this in his zone 5 garden for 10 years. At 8-10", it is an excellent groundcover or edging for the shade garden.


Height

10-12 Inches

Spread

12-18 Inches

Spacing

10 Inches

Bloom Color

Wheat

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9

Carex siderosticha 'Variegata' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grow in shade or part shade in moist to average soil with good drainage. Water well on planting and regularly until established. Trim in late winter.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

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

Additional Information

Season of Interest (Foliage)
Late Summer
Late Spring / Early Summer
Fall
Summer
Soil Moisture Needs
Well-Drained
Propagation Type
Vegetative
Attributes
Moist Shade