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Cultural Details for Carex morrowii 'Variegata'

Common Name:
Silver Variegated Japanese Sedge

Growth Rate:
Fast

Average Mature Height:
1-1.5'

Average Mature Width:
1.5-2'

Flower Details:
Noticeable but not showy, elongated brown spikes.

Fruit Details:

Fall Color:

Bark Details:

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
No known pest or problems. Do not plant it against a reflective surface such as concrete walls.

Native Habitat:
Japan Zones 5-9

Other Features:
Low Maintenance. Has green margins with broad white stripe down the middle of .25-.50 width leaves with a hint of silver.

Culture and Care:
Propagate by division in spring. Looks best grown in moist loam in partial shade, will also grow in shade and full sun.

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
Bed 199

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu