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Gardening in the Rainy Zone.
FROSTY CURL SEDGE
syn. Carex 'Frosty Curls'
Sunset zones: 2b-9, 14-24.
USDA zones: 7-9.
Heat zones: 9-7.
Height: 18-24 inches (45-60 cm).
Silver-white, evergreen foliage with a slight curl. Dan Hinkley, of Heronswood, calls it "a symphonic movement in pewter."
Full sun to partial shade.
Sow at 55°F in early spring; seed will come true.
Divide mid-spring to early summer.
Run a rake through the sedge in late winter, to pull out old grass.
Rainy Side Notes
To see a mass planting of Carex albula is to see flowing waves of movement like water. Planting Frosty curl sedge on a slope or over a rock wall will set the plant off to its best advantage and mimic water flowing over a waterfall. This beautiful sedge would be a wonderful addition to almost any garden.
Carex albula will self-sow.
Photographed in author's garden.