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Cherry Blossom Sedge

Carex scaposa

Carex

Sedge

A diverse genus comprised of nearly 1000 species, most Carex originate in the moist habitats of temperate climates. Easily grown, our winning selections produce a variety of different colored leaves that promise to soften those sharp edges in your garden. 

<i>Carex scaposa</i>

Head-turning spiky pink flowers on sturdy scapes make this exceptional new grass a standout among Carex. Native to both Vietnam and Southern China, Carex scaposa was recently discovered by U.S. National Arboretum director, Dr. Richard Olsen, at Kunming Botanical Garden. The unique, honeybee-friendly inflorescences garnish handsome, broad green blades—arching, lustrous and somewhat lax—each sporting a long tapered point. Tailor-made for shady patio containers and other low-light garden niches, aptly named Cherry Blossom Sedge vows a repeat bloom in autumn plus a lush, nearly evergreen habit that partners well with Pulmonaria ‘Diana Clare’, Beesia deltophylla and Athyrium ‘Ghost’. 

Blooms mid July–August & late September

Size: 12" high x 18" – 2' 0" wide.

Zone 6b.

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