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GRASS - CAREX BLUE ZINGER
CAREX BLUE ZINGER - Carex flacca 'Blue Zinger'
A beautiful cool season growing silver-blue evergreen sedge that reaches to only 6 to 10 inches with leaves that are blue-green on the upper surface and more uniformly gray-blue below with the overall look being quite blue. The 1 foot tall flowers in early summer neither are showy nor detract from the clean look of this plant. It is a moderately slow but a steady spreader in a low-water use garden but spreads much more quickly with ample water and fertilizer. A great groundcover for that cool blue feel; taking some traffic or it can be used directly in a water garden planted up to 2" below the water surface. Spreads slowly with runners which can be encourages by trimming back lightly – a mowing set at 4 inches high three to four times a year keeps this plant vigorous and neat. Once established it has shown moderate drought resistance, especially in part shade; or plant in full sun with average to occasional garden water. Hardy to USDA Zone 4.