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Carex flacca - 5 Plants - 3.5 inch Pots

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Carex flacca - Blue Sedge - with its blue-green arching leaves is a perfect plant for that area where drainage is a problem. 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!

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

Flower Color: Green, insignificant.

Bloom Time: Late spring.

Foliage: Blue green, grassy, arching.

Height/Spread: 8 inches to 10 inches x 12 to 15 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: Carex flacca, syn. C. glauca is commonly known as Blue Sedge or Heath Sedge. It 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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