Carex flacca 'Blue Zinger'

Sedge-Blue

Carex flacca ÔBlue ZingerÕ

Photo Credit: Stonehouse Nursery

Carex flacca ÔBlue ZingerÕ

Photo Credit: Stonehouse Nursery

Carex flacca ÔBlue ZingerÕ

Photo Credit: Stonehouse Nursery


Carex flacca 'Blue Zinger'

Sedge-Blue

Significantly more blue and taller than the species, this sedge forms a very slowly spreading clump of finely textured, blue-green foliage. It is adaptable to a wide range of conditions but is happiest with some shade and moisture. Insignificant flowers. Introduced by: Emerald Coast Growers.

Plant Details

  • Zone: 3 - 9
  • Height: 8-12"
  • Spread: 12-24"
  • Exposure: Full Shade, Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: High Water Needs, Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Grown for Foliage
  • Foliage Color: Blue Shades
  • Flower Color: Brown Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: No
  • Native: Not native to North America
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: No
  • Bee-friendly: No
  • Attracts butterflies: No
  • Attracts hummingbirds: No
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: Yes

Plant Details

  • Zone: 3 - 9
  • Height: 8-12"
  • Spread: 12-24"
  • Exposure: Full Shade, Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: High Water Needs, Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Grown for Foliage
  • Foliage Color: Blue Shades
  • Flower Color: Brown Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: No
  • Native: Not native to North America
  • Bee-friendly: No
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: No
  • Attracts butterflies: No
  • Attracts hummingbirds: No
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: Yes

Grower Information

Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants vary widely by type. Cool season grasses are generally best planted in the fall prior or in late winter/early spring in the greenhouse. Warm season grasses can be planted in spring and summer for same-season sales. Sedges grow best when planted in spring and summer rather than the fall prior.

Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants grow well in a wide range of growing media types, provided there is adequate moisture-holding capacity and good drainage. While getting established in their finished containers, most prefer to be kept moist, but not saturated.

  • PowerPlug Size(s): 32s, 72 Deep
  • Optimal Planting Time: Spring
  • Retail Sales Window: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Moisture in Production: Average, Low
  • Requires Shade in Production: Yes
  • Vernalization Required for Bloom: No
  • Vernalization Beneficial: Yes