Plant Search » Result List

Carex flaccosperma


Carex flaccosperma, the blue wood sedge, is striking in the shade with its amazing, linear, powder blue foliage.

Carex flaccosperma, the blue wood sedge, is a striking eastern US species with amazing linear foliage coloured blue-green to powder blue which spreads slowly in shade and woodland conditions to form a unique groundcover. Foliage is evergreen in mild climates, but benefits from a shearing in spring, or herbaceous in colder zones. Tolerant of dry shade and a wide range of soils.

Common Name: Blue Wood Sedge

Family: Cyperaceae (The Sedge Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-8

Light: Full Shade, Part Shade, Part Sun

Height: 8-12"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: Green

Secondary Bloom Colour: Brown

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist, Dry

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

View All Plants of this Genus

Check Availability

*The Plant Encyclopedia is updated each year to provide a representation of the plants we offer, have offered, and may offer again. However, it is not a live inventory of our stock. Not all plants will be available at all times or in every year. Use the link above to enquire about the availability of this plant. Additionally, we carry many plants that have not yet been entered into our database so please enquire if you don’t see what you’re looking for. Plants are available only for on-site sales at our nursery in Richmond, BC, Canada or for shipping within Canada. We do not ship internationally. However, if you are visiting the nursery from afar, we can arrange for the necessary permits and paperwork for you to take plants back with you to your country.