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Carex albula

 Suitable Substitutions for Carex albula

Hakonechloa macra Fubuki™ ('Briform')

Hakonechloa macra Fubuki™ ('Briform')

Fubuki™ Japanese Forest Grass

Liriope spicata 'Silver Dragon'

Liriope spicata 'Silver Dragon'

Silver Dragon Lily Turf

Hakonechloa macra 'Albostriata'

Hakonechloa macra 'Albostriata'

Japanese Forest Grass

 

More About Carex albula

  • Small clump forming grass with a cascading appearance
  • Very narrow leaves are pale green with silvery-white tips
  • Distinct 'curls' appear as each blade dies
  • Flowers are insignificant

Interesting Notes:

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

 

Zone:

5

Height:

25-30 cm

Spread:

30-45 cm

Colour:

Silver

Frosty Curl Sedge Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best grown in filtered shade in a moist, well-drained soil, however, it will tolerate adverse conditions. Seldom needs dividing.

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Carex albula Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Ground cover
Ground cover
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Slow

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Weeping
Mounding
Compact

Foliage Color

Green
White

Landscape uses

Border/edging