Drifting, cascading, and edge softening Blue Zinger Sedge (Carex flacca 'Blue Zinger') brings elegance and greenery to those tricky areas of your landscape. Thriving in the shady, wet corners of your garden where nothing else will grow. Now those areas can spring to life with motion and color!
Blue Zinger provides flowing arches of blue-green strappy, grass-like leaves that look beautiful tumbling over rocks or edges in the garden, or en masse as a sweeping perennial groundcover.
Early summer brings dainty white grass-seed heads rising above your plant. Bringing a yellowy-tan, airy quality in fall. The fine-textured foliage holds its color throughout the winter, especially in mild winter climates.
These lower-growing water-lovers are native to the USA and are equally at home in classic American cottage gardens as they are in woodland settings. They love the shade and are adaptable to a wide variety of soils. Try a row along your garden beds to define and soften the transition between garden and lawn.
Imagine a line of green showering your walkways with rustling greenery, or skirting the undersides of larger shrubs in soft frills. The fine texture and neatly growing clumps lend style to even the most formal gardens.
Blue Zinger works well in mixed planters with other plants that love moisture and shade. The lovely foliage spilling out over the edges of your containers adds drama and softness.
Intermingling among other shrubs and perennials such as Ferns or Hosta, and contrasting beautifully with upright growing plants and bulbs. Try it with Irises where the leaves will contrast with each other and draw you in for a closer look.
Sedges are clump-forming ornamental grasses, naturally spreading slowly by underground rhizomes, and after a short while, they will form a dense mat that blocks out weeds and makes a lush blue-tinged carpet. Making Blue Zinger an amazing ground covering filler!
The moisture-loving aspect of Blue Zinger makes it look perfect when planted along ponds and around water features. These will look lovely spilling over rocks by that soggy area where your gutters empty into the garden or in that low area of the landscape that seems to always be a bit muddy.
Blue Zinger Sedge Grass loves the partially shaded spots in the garden, however also does just as well in the full sun, as long as the soil remains moist.
Thriving in any spot that is wet to moist, Sedge grows great in average garden soil, as long as they have some shade from the heat of the sun. Even tolerating dry soil once established. Salt tolerant and not too particular about the type of soil they're planted in, Sedge holds onto their foliage color even into autumn.
This deer-resistant plant looks especially lovely grown in large groupings along the back of the property and under larger trees without worry. Low-maintenance, there is little you need to do for Blue Zinger once planted!
Trust us when we say that just one of these little beauties won't be enough. Order groups of three, five, or more, and let them rescue those spots where nothing else has grown in your garden for years. Order your Blue Zinger Sedge Grass from Nature Hills Nursery today and plant cascading softness in your landscape now!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#6 Container||Ranges from||5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Carex flacca 'Blue Zinger'|
|Mature Height||12 - 18 inches|
|Mature Spread||12 - 18 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Soil||Tolerates Wet Soil|
|Foliage Color||Blue green|
|Pruning Time||Late Winter|