Carex lanceolata 'Silk Tassel'

Silk Tassel Japanese Sedge

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Item #: 1197

Zones: 5a to 9b

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 10" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Shade

Origin: Japan

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)


Regular price $22.00
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Next crop available: 07/05/2024

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Carex 'Silk Tassel' has long been our favorite sedge, but we've always doubted it was identified correctly. In 2023, our crack taxonomic staff determined it to actually be a selection of the Asian Carex lanceolata. The wispy, narrow foliage has a narrow white center, which gives this tight 10" tall x 2' wide clumper a silver sheen in the garden--somewhat like a 70-year-old with a mop-top cut sans hair coloring. We have found this amazing sedge to perform much better in full sun, although it grows okay in open shade. Everyone who sees this clumping carex can't leave without it. This gem came to the US via a 1970s Barry Yinger expedition to Japan.