Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Carex morrowii


Partial Shade
Full Shade
Drought Tolerant

Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance' (Cyperaceae)
(CARE-eks more-ROW-ee-eye)
Variegated Japanese Sedge

We are in love with this Carex! 'Ice Dance' thrives in dry shade or in moist woodland sites, and is fully evergreen in zone 4b and south. Foliage has a wider leaf and more prominent creamy-white margins than the commonly available Carex morrowii 'Variegata'. Mounding plants top out at 1-1.5' with a spread of 2-3'. 'Ice Dance' is mildly stoloniferous, but not invasive. Brownish springtime flowers are subtle. Cut foliage back in early spring and enjoy the outstanding color of new growth.

Bloom color: brown
Bloom period: early-spring
Height: 1-1.5'
Spread: 2-3'
Zones: 5-9

Container size: Qt.
Price: $11