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Carex platyphylla (broad-leaf sedge)

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Summary

Native to northeastern North America where it is typically found in rich woods, Carex platyphylla is a small sedge known for attractive wide blue-green foliage. Unfortunately, it did not perform well in the Trial Garden and all plants died in the second year of the trial. The reason for this poor performance was not determined. Carex plantaginea had a similar color and texture and performed much better in the trial.


Details

  • Rating
    0.0/0.0 (Did not complete shade or sun) 
  • Common Name
    broad-leaf sedge  
  • Size
    9” x 18” 
  • Growth habit
    clumping 
  • Texture
    coarse 
  • Winter foliage
    semi-evergreen 
  • Mowing rating
    Did not complete