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

Propagation: Division

Companion plants: Hosta (both solid green and chartreuse), variegated Solomon’s seal.

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By Karen