Also called Blue Satin Sedge
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
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.
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
Native to Ontario
Soil MoistureMoist to Wet Soils
Moist to Average