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Blonde Sedge Carex albula

Phonetic Spelling
KAY-reks AL-bew-lah
Description

 Carex albula is a native from South Island New Zealand that forms clumps with narrow light green to buff cream accents. This low growing plant is an evergreen used in gardens beds emphasizing other plants, in addition to rock gardens as well as containers.  Drought tolerant but also tolerates wet sites.

 

 

Compare this Plant to: Carex albula 'Frosty Curls'

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Frosted Curls'
  • 'Frosty Curls'
Tags:
#evergreen#drought tolerant#container plant#wet sites#cpp
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Frosted Curls'
  • 'Frosty Curls'
Tags:
#evergreen#drought tolerant#container plant#wet sites#cpp
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Carex
    Species:
    albula
    Family:
    Cyperaceae
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    New Zealand South Island
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 10 in. - 1 ft. 6 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 1 ft. 6 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ornamental Grass
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Semi-evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Cascading
    Growth Rate:
    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 Texture:
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Description:
    Not showy flowers
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Semi-evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Rock Wall
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Rock Garden
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Wet Soil