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
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- Botanical name:
Carex flacca 'Blue Zinger'
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- Sun exposure:
Sun, Shade, Part shade
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- Soil type:
Clay, Normal, Sandy
- Soil moisture:
Average, Dry, Moist
- Height x width:
8-16" x 12-24"
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- Foliage color:
- Bloom season:
Accent, Container, Edging, Erosion control, Ground cover, Massing, Rain garden, Slopes, Small spaces, Under planting, Waterside, Woodland
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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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