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Carex platyphylla

Also called Blue Satin Sedge


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More About Carex platyphylla

  • Upright mounding sedge with inconspicuous seed heads
  • Frosty blue semi-evergreen leaves are up to 25 mm wide
  • Small green seed heads change to brown in the summer
  • Bloom Time: Late 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:

4

Height:

20-50 cm

Spread:

40-40 cm

Colour:

Brown
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Silver Sedge Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows well in partial or full shade in a moist to average soil. Tolerates a dry, shady site, but will not spread as freely. A quick pruning in early spring will make room for new growth.


Carex platyphylla Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Evergreen
Evergreen
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Moist to Wet Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Clumping
Spreading
Mounding

Foliage Color

Green
Blue

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Woodland/woods edge
Border/edging

 Suitable Substitutions for Carex platyphylla