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Ice Dance Sedge Grass (Carex morrowii Ice Dance)Ice Dance Sedge Grass (Carex morrowii Ice Dance)Ice Dance Sedge Grass (Carex morrowii Ice Dance)Ice Dance Sedge Grass (Carex morrowii Ice Dance)

Ice Dance Sedge Grass Plants

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Carex morrowii

  • Evergreen with cream margins
  • Clump forming
  • Inconspicuous, small flowers
  • Likes moist conditions, tolerates shade well
  • Low filler plants, good in pots
  • To 50cm x 50cm
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Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance' Sedge - 2 Litre Pot-Grown Plants

This small variegated evergreen sedge brightens up shady areas with its mound of arching semi-evergreen, glossy, slim foliage with lovely ice-white edges. It is a great eye-catching filler plant for the front of the border in North facing locations.

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Features

  • Evergreen with cream margins
  • Clump forming
  • Inconspicuous, small flowers
  • Likes moist conditions, tolerates shade well
  • Low filler plants, good in pots
  • To 50cm x 50cm

Growing 'Ice Dance' Sedge

Sedges are tough and shade-tolerant, great low filler plants. Their favourite soil is both moist and well drained: banks close to water are good.
They are not ideal for dry rockeries like many grass varieties, but with help can establish in quite dry, rocky places where they have shade, shelter, and access to some depth of soil that won't dry out easily: North facing rockeries would be their first choice.

This variety is "almost evergreen": the foliage typically turns brown right at the end of winter, and (like most grasses), they benefit from being sheared down to low mounds to make way for new growth.

In Your Garden Design

Lovely little grass perfect for a pot for a small town garden or roof terrace. Also good in a rock garden adding a lovely mobile in the breeze contrast to the rocks. It mixes with practically any flowering bulb or perennial as long as they suit each other's conditions which is worth experimenting with. We like it mixed with white - try with our Regal White collection to see which flower combination you prefer. Plant individually in containers as they do at Great Dixter gardens in Kent and keep varying your displays. Hellebores are a fabulous match as they like the shade too. For winter displays, partner with small dogwoods.

Did You Know?

Ice Dance was discovered by plantsman and author Barry Yanger during a plant hunting expedition in Japan. After experimenting with it in his own garden, he released it to the market in 1996, and it has been one of the most popular Carex ever since.