Ivory Sedge (Carex eburnea) in the Sedges Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 6 inches
Fruiting Time: Summer
Flowers: Other: flowers are small and combined into spikes
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Alpine Gardening
Uses: Groundcover
Resistances: Tolerates dry shade
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: Needs 2 months cold moist treatment.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Stolons and runners
Pollinators: Wind
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Monoecious

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Comments:
Posted by Cyclaminist (Minneapolis, Minnesota - Zone 5a) on May 4, 2019 3:10 PM

A very small slender-leaved sedge. Stays in a pretty tight clump, spreading by short rhizomes. Tolerates dry soil. Blooms pretty early in the spring. The seeds are dark brown when ripe (in summer) and look large in comparison to the slender stems.

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