Carex flacca, commonly called blue-green sedge, is a dense, cool-season, clump-forming but slowly creeping, grass-like, rhizomatous, evergreen sedge which typically grows to 6-10” tall and features narrow, arching, somewhat coarse leaves (3/16” wide) which are blue-green above but blue-gray beneath. It is native to areas around the Mediterranean where it typically grows in calcareous grasslands, marshes, sand dunes, and estuaries in southern Europe and North Africa. It is primarily grown in landscapes as a ground cover for its foliage effect. Insignificant flowers appear in early summer on terminal, cylindrical spikes to 12” tall. Plants spread somewhat slowly, but will form colonies after several years and can be used as an effective ground cover. Tolerates very light foot traffic.
‘Blue Zinger’ is a tall, upright cultivar featuring attractive, grass-like, blue-green foliage. It is slightly taller and more clump-forming than species plants, typically growing in clumps to 10-20” tall. Insignificant, grass-like, greenish-white flowers appear in summer. Good leaf color retention in milder climates during the winter months.
Part shade to full shade