Sedge 'Ice Dance' tray of 38 cells

Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance' (AKA Japanese Variegated Sedge, Frosted Sedge, Rush)
Pronunciation: KARE-eks mor-ROW-eye
Product: 71173

1-9 flats of 38 cells: $188.86 ($4.97 per plant)
10+ flats: $179.42 per flat ($4.72 per plant)
Temporarily out of stock. Expected February 1, 2025.
(minimum of 1) tray of 38 cells
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These plants are grown in a 10" x 20" tray (view sample). Size of the cells in a 38-cell tray: depth 3.02" x 2.24" x 2.24". Volume: 7.7 cubic inches.
Perfectly named, Ice Dance's leathery, arching foliage looks as though Old Man Winter dipped the leaves in ice leaving just the center stripe a bright, vivid green. This dense, spreading Sedge is grown for the glorious display of 1/2 inch wide variegated foliage that is famous for illuminating woodland areas and shaded gardens.

Though Ice Dance will put up with drought once established and adapt to a wide range of soils including clay, she will do best in wet or constantly moist soil in partial shade. Ice Dance is a wonderful solution for wet, problem areas with poor drainage.

Famous for her evergreen performance in all but the coldest climates, Ice Dance truly becomes a vision against a drab winter sky. If you're after a graceful, fountain of variegated groundcover, Ice Dance is a perfect choice for you.

Interesting Facts
This relatively new (1996) plant is identical to Carex morrowii 'Variegata' except that it spreads instead of forming a clump.
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General information about Carex (Sedge):
Carex, a splendid Sedge, yields graceful arching foliage that bends and bows, creating a lush, green coverage of color like a fresh coat of paint. Often used as a bold accent, for borders and mass plantings, in containers, or as a groundcover in shade and rock gardens, Carex can also be planted along banks of ponds, incorporated into perennial gardens, grouped together, and utilized as a ground cover along walkways, paths or on sloping banks.

Carex is wonderful for erosion control, deer and disease resistant, long-lasting and easy to grow. Low-maintenance, non-invasive, and dense to the point of choking out weeds, Carex spreads by rhizomes (slowly in dry soils and moderately fast in wet soils).

An excellent alternative to ivy and Pachysandra, Carex produces small, cream to brown, bottlebrush-like flowers in late spring that are rather insignificant to the plant's ornamental value. Most ornamental sedges grow best in moist or wet soil, however we do offer Pennsylvania Sedge which is an exception to that rule.

As a complete lawn substitute, water feature plant, or simply a container at your front entrance, Carex will give a lush, tropical feeling to your garden.

Gardener Tips
Sedge looks its best when the foliage is cut back in late winter or early spring before new growth occurs.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system.

In northern zones, it does best when planted out of the way of winter winds and provided with some protection such as snow or straw.

You simply cannot go wrong pairing a large garden scape of Coreopsis and Carex. Even in potted plantings, the golden blossoms of Coreopsis are a lovely foil to any Sedge.

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07/18/2020 By Kathleen Fox (MA)
Product reviewed: Sedge 'Ice Dance' {3 1/2 in. Pots min 25}

Our plants arrived at 6PM on a very hot July day. We were sure they would look nearly dead! We opened the box immediately and were shocked to see the beautiful plants! They were in excellent condition and very healthy. We gave them a drink and planted them... Read full review >
04/18/2019 By Nancy Doubleday (NY)
Product reviewed: Sedge 'Ice Dance' {3 1/2 in. Pots min 25}

Bought these some years ago for erosion control along a stream bank. They are now filled in beautifully and spreading slowing.
Great plants!
09/25/2018 By Annie Les
Product reviewed: Sedge 'Ice Dance' {3 1/2 in. Pots min 25}

These plants were practically bursting out of their pots. I could have easily split most of them but in the interest of time I decided to get them in the ground and think about splitting them next year.

This was my first order and I only ordered a couple... Read full review >
09/17/2015 By Janet James
Product reviewed: Sedge 'Ice Dance' {3 1/2 in. Pots min 25}

People get suspicious if your review is unconditionally positive so I've been trying to frame it in a way that is credible but not TOO temperate. How often do you shop "cold" on line and keep your fingers crossed that you Googled the right one? These sedges... Read full review >
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Sedge looks its best when the foliage is cut back in late winter or early spring before new growth occurs.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system.
General information that applies to all plants:
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