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Carex Morrowii Variegata - Plant

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Japanese grass sedge typically grows in a dense, grass-like clump.
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Description for Carex Morrowii Variegata

It is native to low alpine areas in Japan. This sedge may be grown as a container plant using a mixture of one-half peat moss and one-half fertile soil which needs to be kept constantly moist but well-drained. Plants feature stiff, flat, narrow, long-pointed, solid green leaves (1/2 cm wide to 12 cm long).

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Japanese grass sedge Brownish insignificant Early spring 1.00 to 1.50 feet Easy to grow

Planting and care

This sedge is pearly, straplike leaves resemble striped ribbon waiting to be wrapped around a package. It sports fuzzy green flowers with green stamens in late spring. Grow as an edging or groundcover. Bright green and white foliage. Sometimes late to emerge in spring.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Partial shade to full shade Well-drained soil, moist, fertile Medium to wet 64-70 degrees F Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Carex Morrowii Variegata

    Sow seed in containers and overwinter in a cold frame. Divide between spring and early summer. It requires full sun (with adequate moisture) or part shade. It grows best in damp soil and shade but can take wetter soil and more sun.

Typical uses of Carex Morrowii Variegata

Special features: Group or mass as a ground cover in shade areas of borders or woodland gardens. Grows well in the shade of trees. Effective accent for smaller gardens. Also appropriate for areas with moist soils such as low spots and stream/pond margins.

Culinary use: This sedge is pearly, straplike leaves resemble striped ribbon waiting to be wrapped around a package. It sports fuzzy green flowers with green stamens in late

Ornamental use: The plant is used for the ornamental purpose. This sedge is typically grown for its attractive shape and foliage. Showy green leaves add value to the garden.

References

  • http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=b870
  • http://www.finegardening.com/variegated-sedge-carex-morrowii-%C2%A0ice-dance

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