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Carex glauca

Also called Blue Creeping Sedge


Carex glauca - Blue Sedge

Carex glauca - Blue Sedge

More About Carex glauca

  • AKA Carex flacca
  • Semi-evergreen low mound of narrow arching blue-gray leaves
  • Inconspicuous brownish flowers and seedheads
  • 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:

20-30 cm

Spread:

30-50 cm

Colour:

Brown
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Blue Sedge Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best grown in a moist to average soil, in full sun or partial shade and is drought tolerant, once established.


Carex glauca Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Compact
Clumping
Spreading
Mounding

Foliage Color

Gray
Blue

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Rooftop (extensive)

 Suitable Substitutions for Carex glauca

Carex nigra

Carex nigra

Black Sedge

Carex glauca 'Blue Zinger'

Carex glauca 'Blue Zinger'

Blue Zinger Sedge