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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)
key features
Botanical Name
Carex albicans
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Native, Groundcover, Low Maintenance, Naturalizes, Winter Interest, Mass Plantings, Erosion Control
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Mature Height
15-20" tall
Bloom Time

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.