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Carex - Sedges

Carex (Sedge) are top-notch foliage perennials belonging to a vast genus including over 1,500 species of deciduous or evergreen, rhizomatous or tufted perennials. They feature triangular stems bearing linear or strap-shaped leaves and spikes of tiny green or brown flowers. Some sedge varieties can grow in shady sites where true grasses do not thrive, while others are ideal for sunny borders. Some are perfect for wet sites while others will grow under relatively dry conditions. There is a Carex species to suit almost any garden situation, whether in borders, rock gardens, containers or water gardens. There will be surely one for you!

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Carex 'Ice Dance' (Japanese Sedge)

Brightening up the shade garden, Carex 'Ice Dance' is a semi-evergreen Japanese Sedge forming a low, slow-spreading tufted mound of narrow, arching, shiny, dark green leaves adorned with bright white edges. In late spring, it bears inconspicuous brown flower spikes on long stems. Attractive both in shape and foliage, this highly decorative grass is evergreen in USDA Zones 8-9.

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Carex buchananii (Leatherleaf Sedge)

A very popular Sedge, Carex buchananii (Leatherleaf Sedge) is a tufted perennial grass with an evergreen foliage of narrow, copper-bronze leaves. Erect when young, the grass-like leaves tend gradually to arch over time, curling gracefully towards their tips.

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Carex comans 'Frosted Curls' (New Zealand Hair Sedge)

One of the most striking New Zealand Hairy Sedge, Carex comans 'Frosted Curls' is a very distinctive ornamental grass with pale silvery green grasslike leaves that curl gracefully towards the ground, delicately softening any landscape

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Carex comans Bronze-Leaved (New Zealand Hair Sedge)

Carex comans Bronze-Leaved is a delightful New Zealand Hairy Sedge forming a low, cascading mound of narrowly linear, reddish-brown leaves, with inconspicuous brown flower spikes in late summer.

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Carex elata 'Aurea' (Bowles' Golden Sedge)

One of the most striking golden Sedge, award-winning Carex elata 'Aurea' or Bowles' Golden Sedge is a very distinctive ornamental grass with shimmering yellow blades and with fine green edges that curl gracefully towards the ground, delicately softening any landscape

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Carex flacca (Blue Sedge)

Prized for its soft blue foliage, Carex flacca is a beautiful sedge forming a slowly spreading clump of narrow, arching leaves, blue-green above and glaucous-blue beneath. In early summer, it bears inconspicuous, slender, brown flower spikes, upright at first then slightly nodding over. Reminiscent of the garden carnation foliage, Blue Sedge is a great choice for naturalizing

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Carex flagellifera (Weeping Brown Sedge)

The low mounding form and subtle color of this New Zealand Sedge make it an unusual accent in many plant combinations.

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Carex grayi (Mace Sedge)

With seed heads resembling the medieval spiked clubs, Carex grayi (Mace Sedge) is a very distinctive ornamental grass which adds long-lasting interest in the garden

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Carex morrowii 'Variegata' (Japanese Sedge)

Brightening up the shade garden, Carex morrowii 'Variegata' is a semi-evergreen Japanese Sedge forming a low, slow-spreading tufted mound of narrow, arching, glossy, deep green leaves adorned with fine creamy-white edges. Attractive both in shape and foliage, this highly decorative grass is evergreen in USDA Zones 8-9.

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Carex oshimensis 'Evercream' (Japanese Sedge)

Providing year-round color, Carex oshimensis 'Evercream' is a very distinctive Japanese Sedge with narrow, arching, rich green leaves adorned with creamy edges. Easy to grow, low maintenance, cold-hardy and a compact clumping habit are qualities that make 'Evercream' a splendid edging or container plant. Perfect for brightening up shady areas in the garden.

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Carex oshimensis 'Everest' (Japanese Sedge)

Providing year-round color, Carex oshimensis 'Everest' is a very distinctive Japanese Sedge with narrow, arching, glossy, dark green leaves adorned with fine silvery-white edges. Easy to grow, low maintenance, vigorous, cold-hardy and a compact clumping habit make 'Everest' a splendid ground cover or container plant.

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Carex oshimensis 'Evergold' (Japanese Sedge)

One of the most striking golden Japanese Sedge, award-winning Carex oshimensis 'Evergold' is a very distinctive ornamental grass with narrow arching creamy-yellow leaves adorned with fine dark green edges. Valuable for its stunning appeal, this highly decorative grass is one of the most beautiful ornamental grasses for the garden.

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Carex oshimensis 'Everillo' (Japanese Sedge)

Perfect for shady spots, Carex oshimensis 'Everillo' is a clump-forming evergreen Japanese Sedge with narrow, arching, lime-green leaves that gradually turn to golden-yellow as the season progresses. Valuable for its stunning appeal and wonderful texture, this highly decorative evergreen Sedge is easy to grow, low maintenance and cold-hardy.

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Carex oshimensis 'Everlite' (Japanese Sedge)

Providing year-round color, Carex oshimensis 'Everlite' is a very distinctive Japanese Sedge with narrow, arching, creamy leaves adorned with rich green edges. Easy to grow, low maintenance, cold-hardy and a compact clumping habit are qualities that make 'Everlite' a splendid edging or container plant. Perfect for brightening up shady areas in the garden.

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Carex oshimensis 'Eversheen' (Japanese Sedge)

Providing year-round color, Carex oshimensis 'Eversheen' is a splendid Japanese Sedge with slender, arching, lime yellow leaves adorned with deep green edges. Easy to grow, low maintenance, cold-hardy along with a compact clumping habit make 'Eversheen' a wonderful ground cover or container plant for all year round arrangements.

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