Carex glauca ‘Blue Zinger’ (C. flacca Blue Zinger)

Blue Zinger Sedge

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Grasses

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Small

Also Grown As: Bush

Mature Height & Spread: 1-2' x 1-2'

Natural Growth Habit: Clumping

Native To: Europe

Exposure: Partial Shade, Full Shade

Water: Medium Water

Flower Color: White

Bloom Time: Spring

Special Features: Deer Resistant / Drought Resistant / Shade Tolerant

Container Sizes: #1, #3

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone: 5-9

A Bit More

Looking for a pop of silver-blue for a shade garden? Look no further than Carex glauca ‘Blue Zinger’.  With fine blue-green blades and a silvery, glaucous sheen, this sedge is sure to draw attention. A native to wetland and grassland areas of Europe, ‘Blue Zinger’ grows taller than the species, between 1-2’ tall and wide. Cold hardy to 10° F, plant this sedge in partial to full shade, where it is drought tolerant once established. Or plant in part to full sun near the coast, where it will require some irrigation. It even tolerates some standing water, making it a good choice in vernal and riparian environments. Use Carex glauca ‘Blue Zinger’ in masses to create a silver carpet or as accents in mixed borders.

A Bit More

Looking for a pop of silver-blue for a shade garden? Look no further than Carex glauca ‘Blue Zinger’.  With fine blue-green blades and a silvery, glaucous sheen, this sedge is sure to draw attention. A native to wetland and grassland areas of Europe, ‘Blue Zinger’ grows taller than the species, between 1-2’ tall and wide. Cold hardy to 10° F, plant this sedge in partial to full shade, where it is drought tolerant once established. Or plant in part to full sun near the coast, where it will require some irrigation. It even tolerates some standing water, making it a good choice in vernal and riparian environments. Use Carex glauca ‘Blue Zinger’ in masses to create a silver carpet or as accents in mixed borders.