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Carex conica

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
KAY-reks KON-ih-ka
Description

This tufted evergreen has deep rich glossy green foliage with white edges.  If the leaf tips of this evergreen turn brown they may be trimmed and when division is needed for best results have a generous amount.  'Snowline' is a slow growing, enjoys amended soil and moisture, and is a good choice for a compact groundcover.  Best grown in light shade away from intense heat from the sun during the summer months. 

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Hime-kan-suge
  • Marginata
  • 'Snowline'
  • Variegata
Tags:
#ornamental grass#wet sites#cpp
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Hime-kan-suge
  • Marginata
  • 'Snowline'
  • Variegata
Tags:
#ornamental grass#wet sites#cpp
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Carex
    Species:
    conica
    Family:
    Cyperaceae
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    S. Korea and Japan
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 3 in. - 1 ft. 6 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ornamental Grass
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Mounding
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
  • 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
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    White
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Grown for foliage
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Rock Wall
    Small Space
    Walkways
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Wet Soil