Saxapahaw, NC

The Flower of Carolina


  • Product Info

    Blue Wood Sedge (Carex flaccosperma)
    Sedge Family

    Blue Wood Sedge is naturally found in shady forests, often in floodplains, bottomlands, or moist meadows. It can be drought tolerant when established, but moist soils will promote better growth.Wide, blue-green leaves are evergreen in North Carolina. Plants are clump forming, but will spread slowly through rhizomes. It’s rich color, leaf texture and shape, and non-aggressive nature make it a great companion plant for many woodland plants. Try with, White Wood Aster, Foamflower, Zig Zag Goldenrod, Eastern Columbine, Goats Beard, or at the base of shady shrubs.

    Blooms: Green, 3-4 weeks, April-May
    Leaves: 6-12” evergreen leaves are blue-green
    Height: 6-12”
    Space: 6-12”
    Soil: Average-Moist
    Exposure: Part shade-Shade
    Fauna: Evergreen foliage provides habitat in winter, moth host plant
    Seeds: Spike-like seed heads turn golden brown when ripe and are very attractive
    Deer Resistance: High
    Zone: 5-8
    Native Status: NC native, common in the Piedmont, uncommon in the Coastal Plains
    Provenance: Unknown, seed grown