Carex morrowii ‘Ice Dance’

Common Name : Japanese sedge 'Ice Dance'Type : Grass-likeHabit : Clump-formingFoliage : EvergreenHeight : 0.1-0.5 metresSpread : 10-50 cmFlower colour : BrownFoliage colour : Deep green& SiverHardiness : H5
Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters -15° to -10°
Sunlight : Full Sun / Part ShadeMoisture : Moist but well-drainedSoil : AcidSeason of interest : Spring - Summer - Autumn - Winter

A bright groundcover for a shady spot, ‘Ice Dance’ has long shiny leaves trimmed in bright white. It spreads slowly to fill in and make a tidy cover that discourages weeds. Deer and disease resistant, it is long-lasting and easy to grow!
This 1996 Barry Yinger introduction from Japan is identical to Carex morrowii ‘Variegata’ except that it spreads, instead of forms, a clump. The 1/2″ wide, dark green deer resistant leaves with clear white borders are wonderful to brighten the woodland. The moderately spreading habit makes C. ‘Ice Dance’ great for covering the woodland floor. The rate of spread is just perfect…not fast enough to become a problem but not slow enough to try your patience…a great addition! In 2002, Carex ‘Ice Dance’ was given the prestigious Outstanding Plant Award from the International Hardy Plant Union.


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