Carex 'Frosted Curls'
New Zealand Hair Sedge, Carex comans 'Frosted Curls', Sedge
|The grasslike ornamental sedges offer a dizzying choice of colored stripes and textures, with over 1000 species and even more cultivars. Their flat, curved or folded leaf-blades often have sharp edges -- hence the botanical name, from the Greek word keiros, to cut. Natives of bog and moor, they need wet to moist soil. Plant by a garden pond for colorful reflections, or accent a deck or patio with potted sedges. Their rhizomes produce both short sterile shoots and long, solid fertile ones. Some species, particularly Carex riparia, are invasive, so locate them with care. Grow more plants by dividing in spring, or sowing ripe seed.
Tips of the hair-thin leaf blades curl into white 'pigtails'. A more compact variety of New Zealand Hair Sedge. Give it well-drained soil. May live only 3 to 4 years.
Attributes - Carex 'Frosted Curls'
Plant Type: Grass
Height: 6 in. to 1 ft.
Width: 2 ft. 6 in.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 7, 8, 9, 10
Notes: Thrives in Hot Climates. Low Maintenance. Susceptible to Aphids, Mealybugs.
Carex buchananii, Carex elata 'Bowles Golden', Carex morrowii 'Gilt', Carex morrowii 'Goldband', Carex siderostica 'Variegata'