White Tinged Sedge

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White-Tinged Sedge is a lovely North American native species. It features fine, glossy, bright green foliage that makes for a lovely groundcover. In late spring, the wispy arching foliage is topped by upright flower spikes with a rosy-wheat color and a distinct white margin. Naturally found in dry woodlands, this is an attractive solution for dry shade. It will spread by rhizomes to create a soft groundcover beneath trees or tall perennials. It is low-maintenance, adaptable, and resistant to deer and rabbits. (Carex albicans)
Zones 4 - 8
Great For Mass Plantings
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Winter Interest
Low Maintenance
Good For Erosion Control
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Mature Height 15-20" tall , 12-18" wide
Bloom TimeSpring

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information

White-Tinged Sedge was garden-tested by the Mt. Cuba Center as an attractive lawn alternative for the mid-Atlantic region. It will gently spread over time to create a deer-resistant groundcover or edging. Plant Sedge with native Asters, Columbines, Ferns, and woodland wildflowers like Trilliums for a lush naturalized shade garden.

Eastern North America hosts hundreds of Carex species. Though they resemble grasses, they have identifiable features such as triangular stems that help set them apart. Sedges can be found in natural settings from woodlands to wetlands to sandy dunes, so they are highly adaptable in the garden or meadowscape. They are often mass planted for groundcover, as they are low-maintenance and attractive all year round. Plant in clay, sand, or loam where the soil can be kept moist. Once established, Sedge plants will tolerate average soils and some drought. At most, all they need is an optional late winter or early spring trim. After several years the clumps developed a hollow center, but division will help to keep the plants full. Deer, rabbits, and other herbivores will avoid Sedge.

More Information
Associated SKUsAM020971
AM020940 (Tray of 16)
AM020939 (Plant - 3" Pot)
Common Name
White Tinged Sedge
Botanical Name
Carex albicans
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color
Flower Size
20" tall spikes
Mature Height
15-20" tall
Mature Spread
12-18" wide
Bloom Time
Planting Depth
The base of the stem(s) should be just at the soil surface after watering in - Learn More
Ships As
Potted Plant
Narrow, grass-like, upright-arching, bright green leaf blades
Soil Type
Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture
Native, Groundcover, Great For Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Winter Interest, Low Maintenance, Good For Erosion Control
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West
Planting Time
Neonicotinoid Free
Native To
Eastern North America
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
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Zone 10Shipping begins the week of October 16th, 2023

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