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Carex flacca 'Blue Zinger' - 3.5 inch Pots (Minimum Quantity: 25 Plants)

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Carex flacca 'Blue Zinger' with its narrow blue-green to blue-gray arching leaves is a perfect plant for that area where drainage is a problem. 'Blue Zinger' has a more clumping habit than the species and creeps slowly by rhizomes. It's ideal for naturalizing, bog gardens, rain gardens, water gardens, container gardens, and erosion control. As a lawn substitute, it will tolerate some foot traffic. It's also deer resistant! Evergreen foliage can only be expected in warmer climates.

Name(s): Carex flacca 'Blue Zinger', Blue Zinger Sedge, Heath Sedge

Flower Color: Green, insignificant.

Bloom Time: Late spring.

Foliage: Blue-green to blue-gray, grassy, arching.

Height/Spread: 8 inches to 10 inches x 12 to 18 inches.

Climate Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade.

Soil Condition: Wet to well-drained, loamy, pH 6.5 to 7.5

Features: Graceful foliage, deer resistant, moisture tolerant, drought-tolerant.

Uses: Massed planting, naturalizing, bog gardens, rain gardens, water gardens, container gardens, lawn substitute, erosion control, butterfly habitat.

Comments: 'Blue Zinger' is an improved variety of Carex flacca, syn. C. glauca which is commonly known as Blue Sedge or Heath Sedge. The species is native to parts of Europe and Africa, but naturalized in areas of North America. Arching blue-green leaves are evergreen in warmer climates. Its a perfect plant for that area where drainage is a problem, but will also grow in average soil with adequate irrigation. Mature height is 8 inches to 10 inches. Carex flacca is deer resistant. 

Carex is known to host many butterfly species. Among them are Black Dash and Northern Broken Dash, several skippers such as the Broad-Winged SkipperDion SkipperDun SkipperTawny-edged Skipper, and the Common Wood Nymph butterfly. Host plants provide food and sheltered places for egg-laying.

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