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Carex siderosticha 'Snow Cap'

Carex siderosticha 'Snow Cap' - Creeping Broad-leaved Sedge - Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

More About Carex siderosticha 'Snow Cap'

  • Wide-bladed variegated clump-forming grass with a mounding habit
  • Leaves are white with narrow green margins
  • Small light green flowers
  • Bloom Time: Late 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:

5

Height:

15-20 cm

Spread:

25-30 cm

Colour:

Brown
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Creeping Broad-leaved Sedge Growing and Maintenance Tips

This sedge tolerates partial to full shade in a moist, well-drained soil. Provides good contrast in low borders and near water features. They can be divided in early spring or early fall. In early spring, the plants benefit from a "combing" with a gloved hand. 'Snow Cap' can be planted in areas with greater sun exposure, providing they do not dry out.


Carex siderosticha 'Snow Cap' Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Clumping
Mounding

Foliage Color

White
Green
Variegated

Landscape uses

Border/edging

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