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Spring Snow Broadleaf Sedge*

Carex siderosticha 'Kisokaido'

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Spring Snow Broadleaf Sedge (Carex siderosticha 'Kisokaido') at Peck's Green Thumb Nursery

Spring Snow Broadleaf Sedge foliage

Spring Snow Broadleaf Sedge foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Plant Height:  6 inches

Flower Height:  8 inches

Spread:  15 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Broad-Leaved Sedge

Description:

Grown for wide, grassy leaves; green foliage with cream stripes; great in a moist border in shade or sun, does not like to dry out

Ornamental Features

Spring Snow Broadleaf Sedge's attractive grassy leaves remain green in color with prominent creamy white stripes throughout the season. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Spring Snow Broadleaf Sedge is an herbaceous perennial grass with a shapely form and gracefully arching stems. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Spring Snow Broadleaf Sedge is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Spring Snow Broadleaf Sedge will grow to be only 6 inches tall at maturity extending to 8 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 15 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It is quite adaptable, prefering to grow in average to wet conditions, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Spring Snow Broadleaf Sedge is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a canvas of foliage against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Naturalizing  Container 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features

This Plant Finder tool is an online catalog representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for availability. It does not include our entire inventory of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.