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Blue Zinger Sedge

Carex flacca 'Blue Zinger'
    5 reviews
Carex Blue Zinger Sedge
Carex Blue Zinger Sedge
Carex Blue Zinger Sedge
Carex Blue Zinger Sedge
Carex Blue Zinger Sedge
Carex Blue Zinger Sedge
Carex Blue Zinger Sedge
Carex Blue Zinger Sedge
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Blue Zinger Sedge

Carex flacca 'Blue Zinger'
    5 reviews

Add Phenomenal Texture and Cool Blue Color Contrast

  • Steel Blue Ornamental Grass
  • Plant in Groups or Borders
  • Low Maintenance
  • Tolerates Wet and Shady sites
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Here is one little beauty that can brighten any dark spot! The Carex Blue Zinger Sedge is a grass-like perennial that thrives in shady spots! This cool blue sedge is a resilient and easy to grow.

The steel blue color of the Blue Zinger stands out in the landscape against traditional green grass. The arching blades of this sedge cascade into a lovely rounded shape. The Carex Blue Zinger is only about 1 foot tall and wide, but this clumping ornamental packs quite a big punch into your landscape plan!

Carex Blue Zinger Sedge is hardy and very low maintenance. This cold hardy sedge grows well in part sun to full shade and is adaptable to a variety of soils including wet soil. In cooler zones this sedge has been known to even tolerate full sun. This perennial does prefer moist soil, but is drought tolerant once established. Blue Zinger Sedge is pest and disease resistant and even deer and salt tolerant.

Add zing to your landscape with the Carex Blue Zinger! Stellar style, stunning shape, rich texture, bold color and easy care all in a compact plant. What more could you want? Order yours today!

Blue Zinger Sedge FAQ

Where Should I Plant This Sedge?

Plant this grass is adaptable to a variety of well drained soils and should be planted in a shady spot in grow zones 5-9. Space 18-24 inches apart to accomodate a 1-2 foot spread. This sedge is perfect in rock gardens or planted as groundcover.

What Plants Go Well With This Ornamental Grass?

This grass pairs well with junipers, gold mop cypress and japanese maples.

How To Prune Blue Zinger Sedge

Prune back your Sedge to about 2 inches if you are in an area where the grass dies back. New growth will emerge in spring.

Caring for Blue Zinger Sedge
Carex Blue Zinger is a mounded grass-like perennial that is very low maintenance. 

Be sure to plant your Carex in growing zones 5 to 9 for best results. This sedge grows well in part sun to full shade and is adaptable to a variety of soils including wet soil. In cooler zones this sedge has been known to tolerate full sun. Water deeply once or twice weekly when newly planted to help the roots grow properly. This perennial does prefer moist soil, but is more drought tolerant than other sedges. Add 2 to 3 inches of mulch to help the soil retain moisture and protect the roots from extreme temps. Fertilize with our slow release, balanced fertilizer when planting and in spring for optimal growth. Prune back your Sedge to about 2 inches if you are in an area where the grass dies back. New growth will emerge in spring. 

Carex Blue Zinger is pest and disease resistant and deer, salt, and drought tolerant!
Landscape ideas

The Carex Blue Zinger offers excellent color and texture contrast in the garden. This small, mounded grass-like plant can be added virtually anywhere in the landscape for a stunning pop of color! Plant on a hill or slope; sedge is helpful for erosion control. Add to mixed beds and gardens. Carex Blue Zinger looks great paired with NinebarkJunipersArborvitaeGold Mop CypressJapanese Maples, and other grasses in rock gardens. This sedge functions well as a groundcover with distinctive, cool color.

For a bold and colorful look plant in groups or as a border. Plant each Blue Zinger about 10 inches apart for a tight border. Plant at least 1 foot apart otherwise.

This sedge can be planted in containers alone or to compliment other plants and flowers.

For additional options, be sure to browse our Pink Muhly GrassOrnamental Grasses and Miscanthus Maiden Grass collection.

growing zone 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable, Well Drained
Sunlight Shade
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 1 Foot
Mature Width 1-2 Feet
Fall Color Blue

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