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Carex albula - Frosty Curls Hair Sedge
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Grass-like
Family: Cyperaceae (Sedges)
Origin: New Zealand (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Insignificant
Bloomtime: Not Significant
Synonyms: [Carex comans, Hort.]
Height: <1 foot
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Light Shade/Part Sun
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 0-10 F
Carex albula (Frosty Curls Hair Sedge) - Attractive sedge native to the stream banks of New Zealand. A moderate grower with an ultimate height of less than 1 foot tall. To highlight this sedge place in a spot to show off its pendulous quality, perhaps on a bank above a pond, in an elevated pot, or spilling over a wall. Situate in full sun to light shade along the coast but provide some shade further inland. Plant where it will receive frequent irrigation, and expect it to reseed. Hardy to USDA 7 (0-10 F). If planted in an aquatic situation make sure the crown is above the water level as it tolerates wet soil but not prolonged submersion. Once established this plant can also tolerate considerable dryness. Groom plantings annually by raking through the clump to remove old leaves and inflorescences.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Carex albula.
 
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