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Hime-Kan-suge Carex conica

Other 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. 

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Hime-kan-suge
  • Marginata
  • 'Snowline'
  • Variegata
Hime-kan-suge, Marginata, 'Snowline', Variegata
Tags:
#evergreen#perennial#sedge#ornamental grass#wet sites#cpp#HS302
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Hime-kan-suge
  • Marginata
  • 'Snowline'
  • Variegata
Hime-kan-suge, Marginata, 'Snowline', Variegata
Tags:
#evergreen#perennial#sedge#ornamental grass#wet sites#cpp#HS302
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Carex
    Species:
    conica
    Family:
    Cyperaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    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 Grasses and Sedges
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Mounding
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    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, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant 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
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Wet Soil