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Carex flaccosperma

(Sedge, Blue Wood )

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Blue wood sedge, is native to eastern North America. Carex flaccosperma var. glaucodea is more typically found in drier acidic soils of wooded slopes, upland ridges, ravines or wooded valleys along streams. This is an evergreen sedge that forms attractive clumps (6-10” tall) of fine-textured, narrow, grass-like, glaucous, blue-green leaves (to 3/8” wide). It is grown in the landscape for its foliage effect. Greenish-white flowers in spring are insignificant.


Easily grown in medium to wet soils in part shade to full shade. Thrives in moist soils, but also does well in average garden soils and will tolerate some drought. Cut foliage to the ground and remove in late winter.

Additional Information

Common Name Sedge, Blue Wood
Botanical Name Carex flaccosperma
Container/Amount 1 gallon
Plant Category Groundcover, Ornamental Grass
Evergreen or Deciduous Evergreen
Hardiness Zone 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
Height 0.5 to 1'
Width 0.5 to 1'
Growth Rate Average
Light Requirements Part-shade, Shade
Soil Condition Wet Soils
Water Needs Average
Blooming Period late spring/early summer
Flower Color tan
Fragrance No
Foliage Color blue-green
Berry Color No
Deer Resistant Yes

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