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Carex ‘Ice Dance’ (photo courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens)
Carex ‘Ice Dance’ (photo courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens)

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Zones 2B, 3-9, 14-24, 28-43
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Carex ‘Ice Dance’

Variegated Japanese Sedge
Cyperaceae
Ground covers, Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants

CAREX

Large group of grasslike, clumping plants found worldwide and grown for foliage effect in borders, rock gardens, containers, and water gardens (flowers are generally insignificant); some are used as lawn substitutes, as large-scale groundcovers, or for erosion control. Long, narrow evergreen leaves are often striped or oddly colored. Specialists offer many varieties. Although characteristically found in damp soils, many sedges will grow under relatively dry conditions in cultivation. Many are short-lived in gardens so are used as annuals.

Carex ‘Ice Dance’

Grows to 1–2 ft. high and spreads slowly. Dark green leaves are edged in creamy white. Makes a good edging or groundcover. Regular water.

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