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Ice Dance Sedge

Category:

A low maintenance, cool weather ornamental grass featuring fast growing plants in the early spring and fall; beautiful narrow, arching foliage with forest green centers and creamy-white margins; well suited for containers, borders or garden beds

Characteristics

Species:
morrowii
Other Species Names:
Creeping Japanese Sedge
Average Landscape Height:
12 inches
Average Landscape Width:
15 inches
Genus:
Carex
Cultivar:
Ice Dance
Branching:
herbaceous
Evergreen:
1
Plant Form:
arching
Canopy:
closed
Growth Rate:
medium
Pruning:
spring cleanup
Summer Foliage Color:
forest green
Fall Color:
brown
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
shade
Maximum Moisture:
wet
Minimum Moisture:
moist
Pollution Tolerance:
medium

Ornamental Features

Ice Dance Sedge is primarily valued in the garden for its cascading habit of growth. Its attractive grassy leaves are forest green in color with prominent white stripes. The foliage often turns brown in fall.

Landscape Attributes

Ice Dance Sedge is an herbaceous evergreen perennial grass with a shapely form and gracefully arching stems. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

Planting & Growing

Ice Dance Sedge will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an evegreen perennial, this plant will typically keep its form and foliage year-round.

This plant performs well in both full sun and full shade. It prefers to grow in moist to wet soil, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Ice Dance Sedge is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a canvas of foliage against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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