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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.  The information on this page is based on our research that has been conducted on this plant in our nursery library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in the nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Carex albula.
 
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