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Carex oshimensis 'Ice Cream'


An 'Evergold' sport with green and creamy-white foliage.

'Ice Cream' is a sport of the unendingly useful garden classic 'Evergold'. Whereas 'Evergold' sports gold and green striped foliage 'Ice Cream' offers rich green and creamy-white mounds of thin sedgey foliage. The narrow foliage arches into attractive evergreen hummocks and can be used in a the border, near a water feature, in mass plantings, and in pots and planters! Though recommended for average to moist sites I have found it to be quite drought tolerant in shaded areas.

Common Name: Striped Weeping Sedge

Family: Cyperaceae (The Sedge Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 8-12"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: Brown

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Evergreen

Type: Grass

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist, Dry

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Dry woods and rocky hillsides.


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

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