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Carex ‘Spark Plug’

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Forms short, tight clumps of spiky, variegated foliage. It's a great blender and filler for the garden or in a container. This deer-resistant, evergreen sedge thrives in moist garden conditions. A wonderful component in mixed containers.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 8-10
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 9″ / 13″ / 15″
Exposure: Part Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time(s): June, July, August, September

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SKU: CARSPAPLU Categories: ,
Common Name Palm sedge
Family Cyperaceae
Genus Carex
species phyllocephala
Plant Type Perennial
Persistence Deciduous
US Patent # PP24597
EU Grant # --
Hardiness Zone 8, 9, 10
Growth Habit Clumping
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 9" / 13" / 15"
Finish Time Medium (6-8 Weeks)
Bloom Time June, July, August, September
Growth Rate Fast
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Flowering Season Summer
Flower Color Green
Leaf Color Green
Soil Grows best in rich fertile soils, but tolerates average soils.
pH 5.8 - 6.2
Exposure Part Shade, Full Shade
Special Uses Cut Flower, Deep South, Deer Resistant
Nutritional Needs 100 - 150 ppm
Dormancy --
Water (Greenhouse) Keep evenly moist.
Water (Garden) Prefers slightly moist soils.
How Different? 2/3 shorter than Carex 'Sparkler' with a more compact habit and shorter, narrower variegated leaves.
Landscape Value Edging, accent in moist shade to part shade or containers. Lovely in mass planting.
Finish Time to 4" 6 - 8 weeks
Comments Cut back and remove old foliage to neaten. The small terminal flowers spikes late July are not showy.
Grower Notes Keep evenly moist. Doesn't need pinching.
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