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Carex platyphylla
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Carex platyphylla

Broad-leaf Silver Sedge

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Item #: 7924

Zones: 4a to 8b

Height: 8" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: United States

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

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In mesic (a region with a well-balanced moisture supply) woodlands from Maine south to Alabama, you can find this amazing native understory sedge which until recently had been almost non-existent in US gardens. The evergreen 8" tall x 1' wide deer-resistant clumps are composed of 1" wide, powder blue, pleated leaves. Carex platyphylla is topped with insignificant flowers in late spring, but grow this for the textural contrast in the woodland garden.