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Sedge (Blue) Carex flacca
1. Blue Zinger
Taller and bluer than the straight species, the drifts of steel blue clumps make a spectacular display in the shade. The softly cascading foliage of Carex Blue Zinger will create a pleasing addition to your garden as it bends and sways with the warm summer breezes. A nice edger. 12C-North Click to display n/a 10"-20" 12"-24" 5 8" Green
Sedge (Copperleaf) Carex flagellifera
2. Toffee Twist
Mounded; Iridescent, slender mahogany leaves arch upward 1˝ to 2 feet before spilling back to the ground. Distinctive as an accent plant or in masses, it grows well in rock gardens and along slopes. 4C-North Click to display n/a 18"-24" 18"-24" 7-10 6" Green
Sedge (Creeping broad-leaf) Carex siderosticha
3. Banana Boat
At first glance, you might take this plant to be a small lance-leaved hosta, but it's actually a broad-leaved form of deciduous sedge. The one inch wide leaves are bright lemon or banana yellow with narrow, green margins and stripes.This is an outstanding accent plant for brightening up shady gardens or pathways and is also striking in containers. Native to mountain woodlands, 'Banana Boat' slowly creeps by rhizomes to form a dense mass of bold-textured foliage. It is a long-lived, durable sedge for the woodland garden. 12C-North Click to display n/a 6"-12" 12"-15" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
Sedge (Creeping Broad-leaved)
4. Snow Cap
'Snow Cap' has nearly all-cream to bright white, wide, strappy leaves with narrow green stripes. The striking variegation is much whiter than ‘Variegata’ but grows surprisingly well for a plant with so little green. It forms a dense, slowly spreading clump of deciduous, deer resistant foliage and has insignificant flowers.

This selection easily complements many other shade perennials such as hostas, ferns, and heartleaf brunnera, brightening up containers and gardens with its light colored foliage.

12C-North Click to display n/a 6"-8" 12"-15" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
Sedge (Japanese) Carex oshimensis
5. Everillo
This sport of 'Evergold' has a similar performance to its parent but with a brilliant, solid gold leaf color. Long, thin arching leaf blades are chartreuse green toward the crown, but turn golden yellow as they are exposed to UV light. Short tan inflorescence appears just above the foliage.

Like 'Evergold', this low-growing evergreen sedge can be used in rock gardens or as spillers in containers. For best golden color, plant in a location with morning sun. In deep shade, foliage remains chartreuse. Plant in moist soils. From Pat Fitzgerald.

12C-North Click to display n/a 10"-12" 28"-32" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
Sedge (Leatherleaf) Carex buchananii
6. Firefox
The most well-known of the many Hair Sedges from New Zealand, performing best in regions with similar mild winter climates. Plants form upright clumps of very fine, hair-like leaves in a most unusual bronzy-cinnamon color. Outstanding as a color contrast in the border. Also nice in the rock garden or containers. Evergreen. 12C-North Click to display 12"-23" 12"-18" 6-9 8" Green
Sedge (Variegated Japanese) Carex hachijoensis (syn. Carex oshimensis) 
7. Evergold
One of the most popular variegated sedges, this selection has creamy-yellow leaves with deep green margins. They cascade softly to the ground in a fountain-like manner. Unlike many other sedges, this one prefers dry to average soil moisture. 12C-North Click to display n/a 12"-12" 18" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
Sedge (Variegated) Carex morrowii 
8. Ice Dance
This carex makes a bold statement in the shade garden. The leaves are dark green with bright white variegated edges. Small, cream, bottlebrush-like flowers are produced in mid-spring but are rather insignificant to the plant's ornamental value. 12C-North Click to display 12"-12" 18" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta

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