Also called Smooth Black Sedge
Suitable Substitutions for Carex nigra
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
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.
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.
Carex nigra Characteristics
Soil MoistureMoist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils
Flowering TimeLt. Spr-Sum