Carex morrowii 'Silver Sceptre'

Carex morrowii ‘Silver Sceptre’ Family: Cyperaceae
(KARE-eks mor-OH-ee-eye)

Common name: Japanese sedge
Zone: 5 – 9
Height: 8 – 12 in (20 – 30 cm) Spread: spreading
Aspect: full sun; partial to full shade
Soil: average; well-draining
Water: moderate

Description: An evergreen perennial with clump-forming habit. White margins lighten the narrow green leaves.


Special Notes: Native to Japan. Cut back to ground in early spring before fresh growth appears. Spreads by rhizomes. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant.


Posted on August 17, 2012