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Native Plant of the Week: White-tinged Sedge

Family: Cyperaceae

Name: Carex albicans - White-tinged Sedge

Bloom Time: May

Flower: Insignificant

Soil Condition: Dry, Average, Moist, Well Drained

Light: Partial Shade, Shade

Height: 15-20" tall by 15-20" wide

Native Range: North America including Long Island

Zone: 4 to 8

Carex albicans is a fantastic, semi-evergreen sedge for tough shady spots that are on the dry side. Also makes a great lawn substitute and ground cover under trees and shrubs. Birds use last seasons growth for nest building. It will spread slowly by rhizomes and self sowing, but is not aggressive in the garden.

Maintenance: None

Benefits: Deer and rabbit resistant, drought tolerant, tolerates light foot traffic

Companion Plants: Aquilegia canadensis - Wild Columbine, Geranium maculatum - Wild Geranium, Ptelea trifoliata - Wafer Ash, Polystichum acrostichoides - Christmas Fern



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