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Glaucous Sedge Carex firma

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
KAY-reks FER-mah
Description

Variable in amount of blue-green coloration; spreads by rhizomes; good ground cover; sometimes sold as Carex nigra or Carex glauca.  Drought tolerant but also tolerates wet planting sites.

Soil:  Tolerates a wide range of soil conditions; very drought tolerant

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Bias'
  • Variegata
Tags:
#drought tolerant#wet sites#cpp
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Bias'
  • Variegata
Tags:
#drought tolerant#wet sites#cpp
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Carex
    Species:
    firma
    Family:
    Cyperaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    European Mountains
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Ornamental Grass
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    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)
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Rock Garden
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Wet Soil