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Carex siderosticha 'Variegata'

More About Carex siderosticha 'Variegata'

  • Wide-bladed, variegated, clump-forming grass with a mounding habit
  • Leaves are green with irregular stripes of white
  • Plant emerges late in spring, compared to other sedges
  • Small, light green flowers appear in late spring
  • Grass Type: Cool Season

Interesting Notes:

Cool Season Grasses: These grasses do the majority of their growing in early spring and continue when temperatures start to cool in the fall.  During the warmer summer months these grasses stop growing and some will even go dormant.  Cool season grasses will flower in the spring or early summer.  Most cool season grasses prefer consistently moist soil.

Zone:

5

Height:

15-20 cm

Spread:

40-50 cm

Colour:

Green
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Variegated Creeping Broad-leaved Sedge Growing and Maintenance Tips

This sedge tolerates partial to full shade in moist, well-drained soils.  Provides good contrast in low borders and near water features.  Seldom needs dividing. Because this sedge is non-evergreen, it can be pruned down to the ground in the fall.


Carex siderosticha 'Variegata' Characteristics

Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Partial sun/shade
Partial sun/shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rock garden
Rock garden
Ground cover
Ground cover

Attributes

Deciduous

Habit

Spreading
Clumping
Mounding

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage Color

White
Green
Variegated

Landscape uses

Border/edging

Soil Moisture

Well Drained
Moist to Average