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CAREX appalachica
(KARE-eks)
GRCAAP3
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Common Name: (Sedge)
Description: Appalachian sedge is a clump grower with narrow, foot long foliage that makes a great, low maintenance lawn substitute. Will tolerate dry shade. Photo courtesy of Hoffman Nursery.
Zone: 3
Specifics: Partial Shade Full Shade

CAREX 'Beatlemania'
(KARE-eks)
GRCABM5
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Common Name: Striped Mop Top Sedge
Description: A slow spreading sedge with very dark green, almost black foliage edged in gold. Arching, 12" long leaves have a mop head appearance that form a clump. Performs best as a ground cover in moist soil.
Zone: 5
Specifics: Partial Shade Full Shade

CAREX 'Blue Zinger'
(KARE-eks)
GRCABZ5
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Common Name: Sedge
Description: Attractive, blue-gray, tufted, grass-like foliage that is splendid in mass plantings. Insignificant, grass-like flowers in late summer. Part or full shade preferable, but tolerates full sun in cool summer climates. Considered deer resistant.
Zone: 5
Specifics: Partial Shade Full Shade

CAREX buchananii
(KARE-eks) (bew-kan-AN-ee-eye)
GRCABU5
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Common Name: Leather-leaf Sedge
Description: RHS Award of Garden Merit. Everbrown cinnamon colored vertical clumps. Striking when planted with blue or variegated grasses.
Zone: 5
Specifics: Partial Shade Full Shade

CAREX eburna
(KARE-eks)
GRCAEB3
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Common Name: Bristleleaf Sedge
Description: 2018 GreatPlants™ Grass of the Year. This sedge is a neutralizer, tough and adaptable, tolerates dry shade and will tolerate part sun as long as it has ample moisture. Green, needle-like foliage. Photo compliments of Hoffman Nursery
Zone: 3
Specifics: Great Plants Partial Shade Full Shade

CAREX eburna
(KARE-eks)
GRCAEB5
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Common Name: Bristleleaf Sedge
Description: 2018 GreatPlants™ Grass of the Year. This sedge is a naturalizer, tough and adaptable, tolerates dry shade and will tolerate part sun as long as it has ample moisture. Green, needle-like foliage.
Zone: 3
Specifics: Great Plants Partial Shade Full Shade

CAREX grayi
(KARE-eks) (GRAY-eye)
GRCAGR3
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Common Name: Gray's Sedge
Description: Large, showy seed heads for moist shade.
Zone: 4
Specifics: Great Plants Wild Flower Partial Shade Full Shade

CAREX morrowii 'Ice Dance'
(KARE-eks) (mor-OH-ee-eye)
GRCAID3
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Common Name: Sedge
Description: Deep green center with creamy-white margins on 1" leaves that form compact tufts. This slow spreading ground cover works well in moist, well-drained soil or containers.
Zone: 5
Specifics: Partial Shade Full Shade

CAREX pensylvanica
(KARE-eks) (pen-sil-VAN-ih-kuh)
GRCAPV5
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Common Name: Pennsylvania Sedge, Common Oak Carex
Description: North American native with slender, upright, green blades. Looks like green tufts with gold highlights in autumn. Semi-evergreen in mild climates; does well under oak trees. Deer resistant.
Zone: 3
Specifics: Wild Flower Partial Shade Full Shade

CAREX plantaginea
(KARE-eks) (plan-ta-JIN-ee-ah)
GRCAPL5
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Common Name: Plaintain Sedge
Description: Evergreen, clump-forming sedge with broad, almost Hosta-like, soft green foliage with handsome veining. Lovely ground cover that is easy and dependable, even for dry shade.
Zone: 4
Specifics: Partial Shade Full Shade

CAREX rosea
(KARE-eks)
GRCARO3
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Common Name: Rosy Sedge, Curly Wood Sedge
Description: This native sedge to North America grows in compact clumps with delicate, arching foliage in both wet and dry areas; including difficult, dry, part shade areas. Photo compliments Hoffman Nursery, Inc.
Zone: 4
Specifics: Wild Flower Partial Shade Full Shade New

CAREX 'Silver Sceptre'
(KARE-eks)
GRCASS3
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Common Name: Sedge
Description: Thick, silvery clumps of narrow, green leaves with white margins. A lovely selection to brighten up a shady spot. Rhizomatous.
Zone: 5
Specifics: Partial Shade Full Shade

CAREX vulpinoidea
(KARE-eks)(vul-PIN-oy-dee-ah)
GRCAVU5
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Common Name: Sedge
Description: Light green foliage that grows in an arching habit; used for erosion control, naturalizing, and rain garden.
Zone: 3
Specifics: Partial Shade Full Shade

GALIUM odoratum
(ga-LEE-um) (o-dor-AH-tum)
GALIOD1
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Common Name: Sweet Woodruff
Description: Principal value as ground cover with whorled, green leaves for shade or in rockery. Small, white flowers. Scented foliage used for flavoring wine. Risky to ship in hot weather!
Zone: 4
Specifics: Rock Garden Partial Shade Full Shade Ground Cover

GALIUM odoratum
(ga-LEE-um) (o-dor-AH-tum)
GALIOD3
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Common Name: Sweet Woodruff
Description: Principal value as ground cover with whorled, green leaves for shade or in rockery. Small, white flowers. Scented foliage used for flavoring wine. Risky to ship in hot weather!
Zone: 4
Specifics: Rock Garden Partial Shade Full Shade Ground Cover

HAKONECHLOA macra 'Aureola'
(hak-on-eh-KLO-ah) (MAK-rah)
GRHAAU5
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Common Name: Golden Japanese Forest Grass
Description: 2009 PPA Plant of the Year! RHS Award of Garden Merit. Arching, golden foliage graces the borders edge or gently cascading over a rock wall. Dainty seed panicles dance above in late summer with reddish-pink foliage tones in fall. Radiant foliage adds brightness to the shaded garden.
Zone: 5
Specifics: Partial Shade Full Shade