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Carex nigra

Also called Smooth Black Sedge


 Suitable Substitutions for Carex nigra

Carex glauca

Carex glauca

Blue Sedge

 

More About Carex nigra

  • Semi-evergreen low mound of narrow arching blue-green to blue-gray leaves
  • Chocolate-brown to black flowers above the foliage
  • Spreads slowly by rhizomes and can be used as a ground cover if given ample moisture
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Grass Type: Cool Season

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:

4

Height:

20-25 cm

Spread:

25-30 cm

Colour:

Brown

Black Sedge Growing and Maintenance Tips

This sedge thrives in full to partial shade, in a moist, well-drained soil, and will tolerate full sun only with adequate moisture. Can tolerate standing water for short periods of time.

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Carex nigra Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Moist to Wet Soils

Growth Rate

Slow

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Clumping
Spreading
Mounding

Foliage Color

Gray
Blue

Landscape uses

Naturalizing