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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 stand-out 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 grace 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 ‘Mrs. Moon’, 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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A sprightly spring prelude, Fetching February flowers and foliage!

Shrubs for a sprightly spring prelude...

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In the realm of evergreen shrubs, Calluna vulgaris ‘Firefly’ celebrates some of the most vibrant brick-red foliage among the species. Dusted in blue, The Dwarf Port Orford Cedar’s finely dissected gray-green needle-like leaves sculpt a dense slow-growing mound of artfully cascading branches. Both shrubs furnish a deer-resistant small-statured year-round presence that appreciates adequately moist, somewhat acidic niches.

Fetching February flowers and foliage...

While the blooms of Teucrium, Correa and many Hellebores open in January, they're still dressing up our garden in February. A handful of Brunnera flowers peek out by the middle of the month against a backdrop of welcome unfurling foliage. Of course, once the dazzling pendulous Corydalis flowers appear they tend to steal the show. We hope you'll be smitten by at least one or perhaps many of the plants that we featured in this newsletter.

All of us plant wranglers at the nursery, along with Boobah, our wee greeter and self-appointed nursery manager, and shy kitty, Parker, wish you countless happy hours digging in a garden of your own! 

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