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Carex platyphylla (silver sedge)
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Carex platyphylla

silver sedge or blue satin sedge

A spectacular clump-forming sedge with powder blue leaves up to an inch or more wide. Spreads slowly to form a wonderfully textured groundcover in moist or average soil. Tolerates dry shade once established. An early spring haircut makes room for clean new growth. Great for deciduous shade.

SIZE
Carex platyphylla LP32 - 32 per flat Availability
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Height

8-12 Inches

Spread

12-18 Inches

Spacing

10 Inches

Bloom Color

Green

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

Carex platyphylla Growing and Maintenance Tips

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

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Shade
Full Shade
Part Sun
Part Sun
Moist
Moist
Evergreen
Evergreen
Groundcover
Groundcover
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Plug Type
Landscape Plug™
Green Infrastructure
Lawn Alternative
Meadow/Prairie
Woodland
Attributes
Native to North America
Propagation Type
Tissue culture
Grass Type
Cool Season