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Carex nigra 'Variegata'

 Suitable Substitutions for Carex nigra 'Variegata'

Carex morrowii 'Silver Sceptre'

Carex morrowii 'Silver Sceptre'

Silver Scepter Sedge

 

More About Carex nigra 'Variegata'

  • AKA Carex nigra 'On-line'
  • Semi-evergreen, low mound of narrow, arching, light green leaves with yellow edges
  • 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:

20-30 cm

Colour:

Brown
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Variegated 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 with adequate moisture. Can tolerate standing water for short periods of time.


Carex nigra 'Variegata' Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Moist to Wet Soils

Growth Rate

Slow

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Clumping
Mounding
Spreading

Foliage Color

Variegated
Yellow
Green

Landscape uses

Border/edging