The fine textured blades of this sedge look more like hair than leaves. They are white and green striped and look silvery en masse. The plants form a clumps up to 2’ wide that are useful in a mass planting, as a specimen, or as a groundcover in a shady garden. Deer and pests don’t like it and it is easy to grow. Pair it with plants with bold foliage like hostas and you will have an outstanding combination.
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Bloom: Insignificant triangular brown flower in mid-spring
Foliage: Very narrow leaves with green edges and white center stripe form large clumps
Size: 8-12” H x 18-24” W
Light: Part to full shade
Soil: Average, moist to wet; must not dry out
Hardiness: Zones 5-9
Care: Cut back in late winter or early spring before new growth appears
Pests and Diseases: None of significance
Companion plants: Hosta (both solid green and chartreuse), variegated Solomon’s seal.