(CAREX) Blue Zinger Sedge

(CAREX) Blue Zinger Sedge


‘Blue Zinger’ is a tall, upright cultivar featuring attractive, grass-like, blue-green foliage. It is slightly taller and more clump-forming than species plants, typically growing in clumps to 10-20” tall. Insignificant, grass-like, greenish-white flowers appear in summer. Good leaf color retention in milder climates during the winter months.


Easily grown in medium to wet soils in part shade to full shade. Thrives in moist soils, including standing water to 1-2” deep, but established plants also perform well in average garden soils with some moderate tolerance for drought. Will grow in full sun in cool summer climates. Evergreen in warm winter climates, but foliage should be cut to the ground and removed in late winter in cold winter climates.


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    Zone: 5 to 9

    Height: 1.00 to 1.50 feet

    Spread: 1.00 to 1.50 feet

    Bloom Time: July to August

    Bloom Description: Greenish-white

    Sun: Part shade to full shade

    Water: Medium to wet

    Maintenance: Low

    Suggested Use: Rain Garden

    Flower: Insignificant

    Leaf: Evergreen

    Tolerate: Deer, Heavy Shade


    Mass or group in woodland gardens, shade gardens, borders or rock gardens. Effective accent for smaller gardens. Ground cover for shade gardens. Edging plant for paths or walkways. Also appropriate for areas with moist soils such as low spots, stream/pond margins or bog gardens. Grows in standing water to 2” deep in water gardens.


    Plants of Merit are plants selected for their outstanding quality and dependable performance for the lower Midwest. They grow consistently well. 


    Plants of Merit Selection Criteria

    •Easy to grow and maintain
    •Not known to be invasive in our area
    •Resistant or tolerant to diseases and insects
    •Has outstanding ornamental value
    •Reasonably available to purchase


    No significant insect or disease problems.


    Products can not be shipped.  For local delivery and installation only.



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