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Snow Cap Carex siderosticta

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
KAY-reks sid-er-OH-stik-ah
Description

1.25 in. wide green leaves; spreads by rhizomes but is easy to control.  Tolerates wet planting sites.

Grown for foliage. Forms a dense mass; bold texture

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Variegata'
Tags:
#cultivars#wet sites#cpp#HS302
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Variegata'
Tags:
#cultivars#wet sites#cpp#HS302
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Carex
    Species:
    siderosticta
    Family:
    Cyperaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Russian Far East to China and Japan
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ornamental Grass
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Dense
    Mounding
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil Drainage:
    Occasionally Wet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Spike
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Variegated
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Leaf Shape:
    Linear
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Woodland
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Heavy Shade
    Wet Soil