Sedge Grass, Blue Gray


Description: This is an excellent choice for a groundcover in a tough site! It features blue-gray foliage that slowly spreads but is not invasive. It grows to only 9" tall and prefers a moist loam in full sun but will adapt to almost any site including those with light to medium shade. The reddish inflorescence appears in mid-summer. Foliage should be cut back if ratty to produce beautiful new growth.

Common Name: Blue Gray Sedge Grass

Scientific Name: Carex glauca

Type: Perennial, Ornamental Grass

Exposure: Part Full - Partial Sun

Size: 6-12 height, 6-12 spread

Bloom Color: Pink changing to Silvery-White

Bloom Period: Summer

Foliage Color: Blue-green

Landscape Use: Accent plant, Border plant, near Water Gardens or Ponds, Container plant, Mass Groupings

Soil: Moist, Fertile, Well-Drained Soil

Zone: 5 - 9

Growth Rate: Moderate

Companion Plants: Hosta, Fern, Sedum, Coreopsis


*Deer Resistant


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