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Carex nigra ‘Variegata’
Carex nigra ‘Variegata’
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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
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Deer Resistant
  Ground Cover
   15-25 cm
   6-10 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.