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Ice Dance Sedge Carex morrowii

Exposure
  • Part Shade to Shade

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
16" 2'
Height
10" - 16"
Spread
18" - 2'
  • Details

    Features

    Leaves are variegated with creamy-white margins and a deep green center

    Foliage Interest
    Grass: 
    Grass

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    10 - 16 Inches
    Spacing: 
    18 - 24 Inches
    Spread: 
    18 - 24 Inches
    Foliage Colors: 
    Silver
    Foliage Shade: 
    Silver
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Shade to Shade
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Grown for Foliage
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Grass
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Use in beds and containers

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Ice Dance is a cool-season grass. Cool-season grasses put on most of their growth in spring before temperatures begin exceeding 75 degrees Fahrenheit and in the fall when temperatures cool down. They generally maintain good color through the summer but won't grow much when it is hot.
    Cut back cool season grasses in very early spring.

    Cool season grasses tend to look good even as the weather cools. Leave their foliage in place until spring and then as soon as the snow is gone cut them back. Leave about 1/3 of the plant in place. Trimming cool season grasses too harshly can irreparably harm the plant.

    Divide cool season grasses in spring or early fall. Cool season grasses are actively growing in spring and fall. These grasses can be transplanted at either time of the year but early spring is probably the best time to divide. If you do divide them in the fall, be careful that the freeze/thaw cycles of winter don't heave the plants out of the ground, this happened to a couple of my coral bells last winter.

  • 4 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • Adding color, contrast and texture, these are hardy, easy to care for, cheery plants! And once you have a few, you never need to buy more. They provide offshoots each season for transplants that take off pretty much anywhere you plant them. I've cut off babies in the middle of July, shoved them in a hole with no prep, no special treatment except a little water, and they take off. This is truly the plant that keeps on giving! I've actually taken a large division and only half buried it (kinda didn't care if it made it but didn't want to toss it) and it still managed to root itself and survive. And yet the plant doesn't feel invasive. The creation of offshoots is slow but dependable and they're easily removed when needed. Enjoy!

      Midwest Chick
      , 1 week ago
    • I bought 5 of these plants in mid-summer 2020 and LOVE them. They acclimated very well and grew to the perfect size. The color and texture are great as well. So far they seem to be doing just fine through the first winter and spring. I'm making landscaping plans for this summer and am strongly considering buying more of these instead of other plants, because I know I love them and they grow well.

      Meg
      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 20 weeks ago
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      Erin H
      , 10 years ago
    • always looks full and healthy

      N Brophy
      , Ontario
      , Canada
      , 10 years ago
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