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Carex flacca
Carex flacca
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Carex flacca

Blue Creeping Sedge

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 8.090.300

(=Carex glauca) Although not a well-known species, this is a versatile and carefree groundcover that tolerates a wide range of conditions. Plants form a low, creeping mound of narrow blue-green, grassy looking leaves. Short spikes of flowers are insignificant. Nice for edging, in the rock garden or containers. May be mown or clipped in early spring to tidy up any brown leaf tips. Clumps are easily divided in spring or early fall. Evergreen in most regions. Very drought tolerant once established. Sometimes called Carnation Grass.

Further details for
Carex flacca

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Dry or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Ground Cover
   10-20 cm
   4-8 inches
   25-45 cm
   10-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.