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Carex nigra ‘Variegata’


Variegated Black Sedge

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 8.090.800


A variegated selection of the Black-flowered Sedge, this forms an attractive, low and grassy groundcover, suitable for edging or in the rock garden. Foliage is light green in colour, edged in soft yellow. Small black flowers appear in late spring. Useful in moist to wet soils, this will even tolerate standing water. Best in partial shade. Although evergreen in warm winter climates, minimal persistence of foliage colour occurs unless winter is unusually mild. Royal Horticultural Society lists the correct name of this plant as Carex nigra ‘On-line'.

Further details for
Carex nigra ‘Variegata’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist or
  Wet
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Black
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Light Green
  Variegated
  Yellow
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Border
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Edging
  Ground Cover
  Waterside
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
  Very Small
Height
   15-25 cm
   6-10 inches
Spread
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.













Carex nigra ‘Variegata’


Variegated Black Sedge

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 8.090.800


A variegated selection of the Black-flowered Sedge, this forms an attractive, low and grassy groundcover, suitable for edging or in the rock garden. Foliage is light green in colour, edged in soft yellow. Small black flowers appear in late spring. Useful in moist to wet soils, this will even tolerate standing water. Best in partial shade. Although evergreen in warm winter climates, minimal persistence of foliage colour occurs unless winter is unusually mild. Royal Horticultural Society lists the correct name of this plant as Carex nigra ‘On-line'.

Further details for
Carex nigra ‘Variegata’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist or
  Wet
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Black
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Light Green
  Variegated
  Yellow
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Border
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Edging
  Ground Cover
  Waterside
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
  Very Small
Height
   15-25 cm
   6-10 inches
Spread
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.