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Carex glauca * Blue Sedge

I keep Carex glauca contained, either directly by planting it in a pot or by surrounding it with dry space. Blue sedge moves by stolons, not too far with each leap but quickly enough that I get concerned about keeping it in check. I periodically dig around the edges of the clump much like you might edge a lawn. Frost will kill off the top in the low 20's but it is hardy to -10. I like to put Carex glauca in moister sections of a grey garden. It stays low and can form a great groundcover between specimen plants. The violet flowers in the background are Prunella laciniata

Carex glauca, Blue Sedge

Grey grasslike foliage of Carex glauca the Blue Sedge.