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Carex glauca 'Blue Zinger'

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More About Carex glauca 'Blue Zinger'

  • AKA Carex flacca 'Blue Zinger'
  • Forms a low arching mound of narrow foliage, slightly larger than the species
  • Leaves are green close to the crown of the plant and fade to light blue-gray toward the tips
  • Spreads slowly by rhizomes, and can be used as a ground cover if given ample moisture
  • Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer
  • 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:

5

Height:

30-40 cm

Spread:

40-50 cm

Colour:

Brown
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Blue Zinger Sedge Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best grown in a moist to average, well-drained soil, in full to partial shade, but is drought tolerant once established. Foliage should be pruned down to about 5 cm in early spring before new growth starts.


Carex glauca 'Blue Zinger' Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum
Spring

Habit

Dwarf
Mounding

Foliage Color

Gray
Blue

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Woodland/woods edge

 Suitable Substitutions for Carex glauca 'Blue Zinger'

Carex glauca

Carex glauca

Blue Sedge