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Carex albula 'Frosty Curls' is often confused with:
Carex albula Carex albula 'Frosty Curls'
Native alternative(s) for Carex albula 'Frosty Curls':
Carex cherokeensis Spring form in bloom
Carex glaucescens Carex glaucescens
Carex grayi Gray’s Sedge
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Carex albula Carex albula 'Frosty Curls'
Carex dolichostachya 'Kaga Nishiki' Carex dolichostachya 'Kaga Nishiki'
Carex cherokeensis Spring form in bloom

Frosty Curls Sedge Carex albula 'Frosty Curls'

Phonetic Spelling
KAY-reks AL-bew-lah FROH-stee KUR-uls
Description

'Frosty Curls' is a cultivar the Cyperaceae (sedge) family. The name Carex is Latin for "cutter" in reference to the sharp triangular stem edges found on most members of this genus.  

This distinct ornamental grass has narrow silver green leaves that curl at delicately at the end and have a softening effect on any landscape.

Plant in full sun to partial shade in moist to wet soils.  It grows slowly with a clumping habit to 2 feet tall and wide.  This plant is both drought tolerant and tolerant of wet planting sites.  The flowers are insignificant this plant is grown for its intersting airy hair-like leaves. 

Mass plant them along a slope to stabilize the soil and prevent erosion.  Allow it to spill over the edges of a garden wall or add it to container plantings for contrast with coarser textured plants.  It works well in Asian, cottage, or rock gardens or around a pool, pond, or stream. 

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  No serious problems.

 

 

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Tags:
#evergreen#small spaces#drought tolerant#perennials#silver leaves#slow growing#sedge#ornamental grass#mass planting#pond margins#cpp#airy#deer resistant#rock garden#poolside planting#clumping#Asian garden#wet soils tolerant#garden walls#HS302
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#small spaces#drought tolerant#perennials#silver leaves#slow growing#sedge#ornamental grass#mass planting#pond margins#cpp#airy#deer resistant#rock garden#poolside planting#clumping#Asian garden#wet soils tolerant#garden walls#HS302
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Carex
    Species:
    albula
    Family:
    Cyperaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ornamental Grasses and Sedges
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Dense
    Spreading
    Weeping
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Dry
    Occasionally Wet
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Flower Description:
    Inconspicuous flowers, this plant is grown for its interesting leaves
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Metallic, very narrow leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Cross Section:
    Angular
    Stem Description:
    Triangular stems
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Container
    Naturalized Area
    Pond
    Riparian
    Rock Wall
    Small Space
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Rock Garden
    Water Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Erosion
    Wet Soil