Sedge (Carex laxiculmis Bunny Blue™) in the Sedges Database

Trade name information:
Trade Name: Bunny Blue™
Cultivar name: 'Hobb'
General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 12 inches high
Plant Spread: 18 inches and more to colony
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Other: flowers are small and combined into spikes
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Erosion control
Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Flood Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PPAF

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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Mar 9, 2018 7:53 PM

This cultivar has good silvery blue foliage, but it is not too different from the mother species of the Creeping Sedge. The mother species has a native range from southern Ontario & Quebed through Maine into Florida to Arkansas up into Minnesota to USDA Zone 4, growing in rich woods, along stream banks, and in swamp margins. It slowly colonizes by rhizomes. Its tiny yellow flowers in spikes are not ornamental. It is sold by some native plant nurseries as North Creek in southeast Pennsylvania and New Moon in southern New Jersey, and by some larger, diverse conventional nurseries. So far, I've only seen it in the Philadelphia Flower Show in March 2018 in a Delaware Valley watershed display.

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