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New Zealand Sedge
This sedge from New Zealand’s drier regions grows as a cascading clump of long, slender, curling leaves that are a shimmering silver, blue-green. The tips curl with age, giving it the common name “Frosty Curls. Though it much resembles an ornamental grass, and some catalogs list it as a grass, sedges are a different family all together. Like many of its fellow sedges, is more versatile than grasses, being tolerant of both full sun and partial sun. It is not particular about soil and is drought tolerant. Maintenance is simply a matter of raking out the dead foliage in late winter. Plant this beauty in masses to give the effect of moving water. Try it on top of a rock wall or anywhere it can cascade. Use it for its contrasts of color, texture and habit in containers, mixed beds and mixed borders. Or plant it as edging for walkways.
9 - 7
7 - 9
2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Sedge or Rush
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Blue Green, Silver
Gray Green, Silver
Container, Feature Plant, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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