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Native alternative(s) for Carex morrowii var. temnolepis 'Silk Tassel':
Carex glaucescens Carex glaucescens
Carex grayi Gray’s Sedge
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Carex siderosticta Carex siderosticha
Carex albula Carex albula 'Frosty Curls'
Carex morrowii Carex morrowii 'Aurea varigata'

Hosoba kan suge Carex morrowii var. temnolepis 'Silk Tassel'

Phonetic Spelling
KAY-reks mor-ROW-ee-eye va-RYE-eh-tee tem-no-LEP-is SILK TAS-sel
Description

'Silk Tassel' is grown in shade as an ornamental plant.  This fine-textured sedge grows in clumps and is enjoyed in the landscape due to its beautiful foliage which resembles a shimmering water fountain.    The thread-like foliage is only 1/8" wide and features fine-textured variegated foliage that appears to spill out over the ground.  The foliage is dark green along the edges, with a silvery-white stripe down the center. 

Grows best in a location that receives morning or dappled sunlight and is neither too wet or too dry.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  Occasionally troubled by aphids and diseases such as Rhizoctonia.

 

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#perennial#semi-evergreen#sedge#variegated leaves#ornamental grass#wet sites#cpp#herbaceous#HS302
 
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#perennial#semi-evergreen#sedge#variegated leaves#ornamental grass#wet sites#cpp#herbaceous#HS302
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Carex
    Species:
    Carex morrowii
    Family:
    Cyperaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Japan
    Play Value:
    Defines Paths
    Textural
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 1 ft. 6 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 6 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ornamental Grasses and Sedges
    Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Variegated
    White
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Grown for foliage
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Patio
    Rock Wall
    Slope/Bank
    Small Space
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Rain Garden
    Rock Garden
    Water Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Erosion
    Heavy Shade
    Wet Soil