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Carex platyphylla
Common Name: Silver Sedge Family: Cyperaceae (The Sedge Family)

Carex platyphylla
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A spectacular clump-forming sedge with powder blue leaves up to an inch or more wide. Spreads slowly to form a wonderfully textured groundcover in moist or average soil. Tolerates dry shade once established. An early spring haircut makes room for clean new growth.

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Native Habitat:
Dry woods.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypeGrass  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height8-12'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Shade Part Shade Part Sun  Foliage ColourBluish Green 
Soil MoistureMoist Average Dry  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone4-8  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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