(CAREX) Ice Dance Sedge

(CAREX) Ice Dance Sedge


'Ice Dance' is a dense, spreading sedge rising to 12" tall which is grown for its foliage effect. Features grass-like, stiff leaves (1/2" wide to 12" long) which are dark green in the center with clean white borders. Not evergreen, although some foliage color will persist through the winter.


Grow in medium to wet soils in part shade to full shade. May be grown in close to full sun if soils are kept consistently moist. Thrives in moist, organically rich soils, but can also perform reasonably well in average garden soils. Cut foliage to the ground and remove in late winter.

Leaf color richer in shade than in sun. May benefit from a winter mulch.


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    Zone: 5 to 9

    Height: 0.75 to 1.00 feet

    Spread: 1.00 to 2.00 feet

    Bloom Time: April to July

    Bloom Description: Brown

    Sun: Part shade to full shade

    Water: Medium to wet

    Maintenance: Low

    Suggested Use: Naturalize, Rain Garden

    Flower: Insignificant

    Leaf: Colorful

    Tolerate: Deer, Heavy Shade, Erosion, Wet Soil


    Mass or group in woodland gardens, shade gardens, border fronts or rock gardens. Excellent accent for moist, shady areas.

    Combine with other shade loving plants such as hostas in a moist, shady border. Needs regular watering.


    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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