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IT’S A GRASS GRASS GRASS! Carex ColorGrass® Series

IT’S A GRASS GRASS GRASS! Carex ColorGrass® Series

Posted by John Friel on Oct 6th 2021

Jumpin’ Jack jumped for joy when he saw these at the garden center. Picked precisely for perfect pot performance, the ColorGrass® collection is irresistible at retail.Their trademark upright/cascading clump-forming habit can anchor stand-alone patio pots, or serve as the filler or spiller in mixed containers. That form also makes them a fine candidate to edge a border in full sun or part shade. Carex buchananii Red Rooster™Go ahead, count your chickens! The cock of the flock features red/
IT’S A GRASS GRASS GRASS! (Carex  ColorGrass® Series)

IT’S A GRASS GRASS GRASS! (Carex ColorGrass® Series)

Posted by John Friel on Jul 6th 2021

Jumpin’ Jack hopped right to it when he found these at the garden center. Picked precisely for perfect performance in pots, the ColorGrass® collection is irresistible at retail.Their trademark upright/cascading clump-forming habit means they can anchor stand-alone patio pots, or serve as the filler or spiller in mixed containers. That form also makes them a fine candidate to edge a border in full sun or part shade.Carex comans Amazon Mist™Seductively tousled tussocks of soft green leaves w
Stop Screaming! We Hear You! (Carex oshimensis ‘Ice Cream’ PP#21463)

Stop Screaming! We Hear You! (Carex oshimensis ‘Ice Cream’ PP#21463)

Posted by John Friel on Apr 8th 2021

If there’s a sedge worth screaming about, it may just be ‘Ice Cream’.This garden confection’s winning recipe features minty green stripes alternating with creamy white stripes. Its neat, mounded, spherical habit completes the picture.But don’t keep it in a bowl. Serve it up in a decorative container, or sprinkled generously around the border. ‘Ice Cream’ stands a tidy 12” tall, and is hardy in Zones 6 – 9. And it won’t melt in sun or part shade.Order up a heaping helping of this cool Carex. No n
Carex pensylvanica

Carex pensylvanica

Posted by John Friel on Feb 12th 2020

This is the go-to native for attractive, low-maintenance cover in low-light situations. “Pennsylvania sedge” has rich green foliage. Slender, hair-like blades take on a graceful flowing appearance for a great lawn substitute in dry shade.It’s a spreader, but isn’t that part of the definition of an effective groundcover? Once established, it requires almost no attention. If it needs neatening up, it can be mowed lightly, at a high setting, once or twice per season. Unlike many sedges, it d

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