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A good liriope replacement, blue wood sedge is best for moist areas, such as stream and pond margins.

A good liriope replacement, blue wood sedge is best for moist areas, such as stream and pond margins.
USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 5 October 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA. Typical inventory plug

Carex flaccosperma

Blue wood sedge

With beautiful glaucus blue foliage, Carex flaccosperma tolerates a wide range of conditions. It is easily grown in medium to wet soils in part shade to full sun. This plant thrives in moist soils, but will do well in average garden soils. C. flaccosperma is good for use in areas that are moist, such as stream and pond margins. It is also a good liriope replacement. 


Height:

1 ft

Spread:

1-1 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:

5-8

Bloom Color:

Blue, Tan

Carex flaccosperma Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Sun
  • Shade
  • Partial Shade

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Well-Drained
  • Moist to Dry

Flowering Months

  • June

Foliage Color

  • Blue

Interesting Notes:

For more information on this plant, visit the USDA PLANTS Database: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=CAFL3