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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References:

1. http://www.newmoonnursery.com/plant/Carex-albicans

2. https://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=e116

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