Carex Blue Zinger Description
Carex Blue Zinger is a remarkable deer and drought proof groundcover for either sun and shade.
This versatile ornamental grass or 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 is adaptable to a wide range of soils from loam, sandy, or acidic rich.
This low maintenance shade groundcover adds wonderful texture to the landscape.
This ornamental grass is stunning as an underplanting or edging to hostas, or hellebores.
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
- Common name:
- Sun exposure:
Sun, Shade, Part shade
- Ship form:
- Soil type:
Clay, Normal, Sandy
- Soil moisture:
Average, Dry, Moist
- Height x width:
8-16" x 12-24"
- Flower color:
- Foliage color:
- Bloom season:
Accent, Container, Edging, Erosion control, Ground cover, Massing, Rain garden, Slopes, Small spaces, Under planting, Waterside, Woodland
- Cannot ship to:
AK,CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #: None
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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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