Carex flacca 'Blue Zinger'

Blue Sedge
Carex glauca 'Blue Zinger'

Evergreen Grass / Grass-Like, Perennial

An evergreen sedge that forms wispy tufts of glaucous foliage, and Blue Zinger is prized for its especially blue foliage. Adaptable to a range of growing conditions, from shade to sun, and dry to wet. Good for mixed beds, as an edging, and it makes wonderful deer-resistant groundcover. 

Growing Conditions

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Part Sun, Full Shade, Part Shade, Deep Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade

Water Needs: Average, Low, Regular / Even


Size: 12 - 18 tall x 12 - 18 wide
Shape / Form: Clumping, Low and Spreading, Mounding
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Attractive Foliage, Low Maintenance, Year-round Interest

Foliage Color: Blue, Silver / Gray, Green

Flower Color: Brown / Chocolate, Insignificant

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Banks and Slopes, Container, Edging, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Small Gardens
Special Situations: Courtyard / Urban Garden, Deep Shade, Deer Resistant, Wet Soil Tolerant
Wildlife: Deer Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Year-round Interest, Three Seasons of Interest
Plant Behavior: Clumping
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos