Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance'

Sedge-Variegated Japanese

Carex morrowii ÔIce DanceÕ

Photo Credit: Stonehouse Nursery

Carex morrowii ÔIce DanceÕ

Photo Credit: Susan Martin

Carex morrowii ÔIce DanceÕ

Photo Credit: Stonehouse Nursery


Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance'

Sedge-Variegated Japanese

This award-winning sedge is a spreading groundcover that grows at a moderate pace to form a dense patch of 1/2" wide, dark green leaves with bright white edges that are evergreen in most climates. Its bright variegation lights up shady spots in the garden and in containers. Tolerates a wide range of growing conditions.

Plant Details

  • Zone: 4 - 9
  • Height: 8-12"
  • Spread: 12-18"
  • Exposure: Full Shade, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: High Water Needs, Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Grown for Foliage
  • Foliage Color: Variegated
  • 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: Yes
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Plant Details

  • Zone: 4 - 9
  • Height: 8-12"
  • Spread: 12-18"
  • Exposure: Full Shade, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: High Water Needs, Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Grown for Foliage
  • Foliage Color: Variegated
  • 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: Yes
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

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, Consistent
  • Requires Shade in Production: Yes
  • Vernalization Required for Bloom: No
  • Vernalization Beneficial: Yes