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Carex oshimensis 'Ice Cream'
Common Name: Striped Weeping Sedge Family: Cyperaceae (The Sedge Family)

Carex oshimensis 'Ice Cream'
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'Ice Cream' is a sport of the unendingly useful garden classic 'Evergold'. Whereas 'Evergold' sports gold and green striped foliage 'Ice Cream' offers rich green and creamy-white mounds of thin sedgey foliage. The narrow foliage arches into attractive evergreen hummocks and can be used in a the border, near a water feature, in mass plantings, and in pots and planters! Though recommended for average to moist sites I have found it to be quite drought tolerant in shaded areas.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan
Garden Origin
Native Habitat:
Dry woods and rocky hillsides.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourBrown 
TypeGrass  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height8-12'  Bloom TimeSpring 
Spread8-12'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Shade Full - Part Sun Sun Part Sun Part Shade  Foliage ColourVariegated - Cream/White 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist Dry  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone5-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Heuchera "'Cherry Cola'"
Hosta "'White Feather'"
Acanthus mollis "'Whitewater'"

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