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Carex eburnea

Also called Ivory Sedge


More About Carex eburnea

  • Forms a small rounded clump of soft green thread-like foliage
  • Insignificant white-green flowers
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Grass Type: Cool Season

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

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:

3

Height:

15-20 cm

Spread:

15-20 cm

Colour:

Green
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Bristle-leaf Sedge Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best grown in sandy, or rocky soils with consistent moisture. Spreads slowly by rhizomes and in ideal conditions can form large colonies.


Carex eburnea Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Compact
Mounding

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Rooftop (extensive)
Naturalizing
Border/edging
Woodland/woods edge

 Suitable Substitutions for Carex eburnea

Carex plantaginea

Carex plantaginea

Plaintain-Leaved Sedge