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Silver Sedge Carex platyphylla

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Phonetic Spelling
KAIR-eks plat-TIH-fil-uh
Description

Silver Sedge is a native sedege in the Cyperaceae family.  It is found in Canada and the central and southern states to North Carolina. 

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#perennial#wildlife plant#small mammals#NC native#native ornamental grass#larval host plant#food source summer#food source herbage#native sedge#bird friendly#food source hard mast fruit#butterfly friendly#butterfly larvae#HS302#pollinator garden#audubon#various satyr butterfly
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#perennial#wildlife plant#small mammals#NC native#native ornamental grass#larval host plant#food source summer#food source herbage#native sedge#bird friendly#food source hard mast fruit#butterfly friendly#butterfly larvae#HS302#pollinator garden#audubon#various satyr butterfly
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Carex
    Species:
    platyphylla
    Family:
    Cyperaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Canada, U.S.A.
    Wildlife Value:
    This plant supports various Satyr larvae.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Ornamental Grasses and Sedges
    Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    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 Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil pH:
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Description:
    Displays from May to July
  • Flowers:
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    Blooms from April to June
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Riparian
    Rock Wall
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Shade Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Small Mammals
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Dry Soil