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Carex 'Blue Zinger'
ENLARGE IMAGE Grow this non-fussy Carex in sun or shade!
  • Carex Blue Zinger grows well in sun or shade
  • Blue Zinger Sedge is hardy and deer resistant with the look of grass

Carex 'Blue Zinger'

Blue foliage accent for 3+ seasons!
Item: #CARBZ1Q
ZONE 5,6,7,8
As low as $12.19
  • Versatile sedge
    for sun or shade
  • Thrives in both dry or moist sites
  • Moderately spreading high impact ground cover
  • Deer-resistant perennial
  • 3+ seasons of interest
  • Ship size: Jumbo 1 Quart
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Carex 'Blue Zinger' Description

'Blue Zinger' sedge (Carex flacca) is a remarkable deer and drought resistant ground cover for either sun and shade.

This versatile grass-like plant, officially known as a sedge, is an ideal plant that thrives in a wide range of soil types and exposures

Blue Zinger has fine textured arching blue foliage.  It spreads moderately by underground stolons (eventually getting 24" wide) to form a "filled in" colony of blue in your landscape for 3+ seasons.  In warmer climates, it stays evergreen.

Carex is pest free and winder hardy.  A practical choice for areas where other plants fail thriving in both moist and dry locations.

Sedges are close relatives of grasses and adapt to a wide range of soils. An effortless way to add color and texture to the landscape!

Special features: Deer Resistant, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Evergreen, Foliage Interest, Moisture Tolerant, Multi-seasonal Interest, Pest Resistant

Quick Facts

  • Botanical name:
    Carex flacca 'Blue Zinger'
  • Common name:
    Blue sedge
  • Zone:
  • Sun exposure:
    Sun, Shade, Part shade
  • Delivery:
    See schedule
  • Ship form:
    1 quart
  • Soil type:
    Clay, Normal, Sandy
  • Soil moisture:
    Average, Dry, Moist
  • Height x width:
    8-16" x 12-24"
  • Flower color:
  • Foliage color:
  • Bloom season:
    foliage plant
  • Uses:
    Accent, Container, Edging, Erosion control, Ground cover, Massing, Rain garden, Slopes, Small spaces, Under planting, Waterside, Woodland
  • Cannot ship to:
    AK, HI
  • Patent #: None



Soil: Adaptable to a wide range of soils. Drought tolerant once established.
Light: Best growth occurs in the sun, but the plant will grow in shade.
Water: Prefers even moisture.
Spacing: 12-24 Inches
Fertilizing: Needs very little. On poor soil, a light scattering of time release fertilizer in spring should be all that is needed.
Winterizing: No special care. Holds its color over winter, so wait until early spring to cut back foliage.
Maintenance & pruning: Can divide clumps every few years. Cut foliage to the ground in early spring before new growth occurs.


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