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Carex ‘Ice Dance’
Carex ‘Ice Dance’
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Carex ‘Ice Dance’

Variegated Japanese Sedge

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 8.090.430

Sedges are grass-like plants, mostly preferring sites with moist, rich soil. This Japanese selection forms a low, tufted mound of dark green grassy leaves, each edged in bright white. Spreads slowly underground to form a small patch, making this useful as a groundcover or edging plant in the shade. Clumps may be divided in early spring, if desired. Small spikes of brownish flowers appear in late spring, but these are insignificant. Evergreen in habit. In colder regions, any winter-scorched leaf tips may be trimmed with scissors in spring.

Further details for
Carex ‘Ice Dance’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Ground Cover
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate