Variegated sedge

Carex morrowii  'Ice Dance'

Photo/Illustration: 
Stephanie Fagan
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Variegated sedge (Carex morrowii  'Ice Dance')
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Genus:  Carex
'Ice Dance' is a dense, spreading sedge grown for its foliage. This sedge looks good year round, even in winter.The early-spring flowers are insignificant, but the white-edged leaves complement most other plants. Grow as a groundcover in woodland areas or in a shade garden. This sedge is evergreen in warm climates. -Jane Hutson, Regional Picks: Midwest, Fine Gardening issue# 127
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Slow spreader. Great groundcover for partly shady, moist sites.   
Care:  Likes partial shade and moist soil. Remove tattered leaves in early spring; no other special care is needed.
Propagation:  Sow seed in containers and overwinter in a cold frame. Divide between spring and early summer.
Problems:  Infrequent.

Overview

Height
6 in. to 12 in.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Light
Part Shade Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Summer
Foliage Color
Variegated Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Naturalizing,
Ground Covers,
Waterside
Style
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Rushes and Sedges

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