Carex siderostica 'Variegata'


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.
Carex siderostica, Sedge
This unusual broad-leaved deciduous sedge has leaf blades edged in creamy white, with pink tinged new growth. The dense, slowly spreading mounds are good in partial shade.

Attributes - Carex siderostica 'Variegata'

Plant Type: Perennial

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 8 in. to 1 ft.

Width: 1 ft. 6 in.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Wet Soil. Container Plants.

Related Plants

Carex 'Frosted Curls', Carex buchananii, Carex elata 'Bowles Golden', Carex morrowii 'Gilt', Carex morrowii 'Goldband'
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