Carex 'Spark Plug'Carex 'Spark Plug'

Carex ‘Spark Plug’


This plant is no longer for sale directly from TERRA NOVA® Nurseries. However, it may still be available through one of our Licensees or Retail Sources.

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

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
Foliage Color Green
Soil (Garden) Grows best in rich fertile Soil (Garden)s, but tolerates average Soil (Garden)s.
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 Soil (Garden)s.
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.
Carex 'Spark Plug' - Product Profile
Carex 'Spark Plug' - Growing Recipe

All photography is property and © of TERRA NOVA® Nurseries, and is only to be used for promotional material related to TERRA NOVA® products.

Please credit TERRA NOVA® Nurseries in the following manner:
Photo(s) courtesy of TERRA NOVA® Nurseries, Inc.

Carex 'Spark Plug'Download Carex 'Spark Plug'Download
Carex 'Spark Plug'Download Carex 'Spark Plug'Download
Carex 'Spark Plug'Download Carex 'Spark Plug'Download

Our tags are produced using Adobe Illustrator (.ai) format.

Carex 'Spark Plug' - Tag