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Carex ‘Treasure Island’


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.


This slow spreading ground cover is a wonderful addition to the lightly shaded garden. Excellent at container's edge and is a great long-lived mixer in a pot. Its bright white edge and stripes on short leaves contrast well with ferns, Hosta and Bacopa. Late to emerge in spring. Compared to its cousin 'Island Brocade', it has white variegation rather than yellow.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 5-8
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 9″ / 15″ / 11″
Exposure: Part Shade
Bloom Time(s):

SKU: CARTI Categories: ,
Common Name Variegated sedge
Family Cyperaceae
Genus Carex
species ciliatomarginata
Plant Type Perennial
US Patent # PP16322
EU Grant # --
Bloom Time --
Flower Color --
Foliage Color Green
Dormancy Required
Exposure Part Shade
Growth Habit Spreading / Trailing
Growth Rate Moderate
Hardiness Zone 5, 6, 7, 8
How Different? White variegation rather than yellow.
Landscape Value Edging or small scale groundcover for moist, shady locations.
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Persistence Deciduous
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 9" / 15" / 11"
Soil (Garden) Prefers fertile, well drained moist soil.
Water (Garden) In the garden prefers to be kept moist.
Special Uses Deep South
Comments Growers: it needs heat to emerge well in spring like the other forms.
Water (Greenhouse) Moist to slightly dry between waterings.
EC 1.0 – 1.5
pH 5.6 – 6.8
Fertility Needs 100 – 150 ppm
Finish Time to 4″ 6 – 8 weeks
Finish Time to Gallon
Day Length for Flowering Long Day
Carex 'Treasure Island' - Product Profile
Carex 'Treasure Island' - Growing Recipe

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