Carex ‘Ice Dance’
This evergreen grass-like perennial is a real trooper, requiring little care in return for its bold cream and green variegation. The wide blades have clean, creamy white margins that starkly contrast with the bright rich green centers. Its rhizomatous growth habit makes it a great groundcover. The growth is dense and will prevent weeds from sprouting.
Colors & Combos
Great Color Contrasts: dark green, bronze, burgundy
Great Color Partners: cream, white
Culture NotesThis evergreen sedge grows best in full sun or light, open, or dappled shade. In sunny locations provide regular summer watering, in shade it can tolerate drying out and only needs occasional watering. It will grow well in well-drained to moist soils and will tolerate sandy and clay locations. Cut back hard in late winter to allow fresh new growth to fill in.
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Plant Type: perennial
Foliage Type: evergreen
Plant Height: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 m.)
Plant Width/Spread: 3 ft. 0 in. (0.91 m.)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 9
Sun/Light Exposure: full sun or light to dappled shade
Water Requirements: regular watering in sun, occasional watering in shade