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Carex siderosticha 'Banana Boat'

Common Name:
Creeping Broad-leaved Sedge
Plant Type:
Perennial, Ornamental Grass
Shade to Part Sun
Hardiness Zone:
Bloom Color:
Foliage Interest
Bloom Time:
Garden Height:
6-12 Inches
Garden Spread:
12-15 Inches

This lovely broad-leaved deciduous sedge almost looks like a lance-leaved hosta at first glance. Its chartreuse to banana-yellow blades are edged with lime-green. This is an excellent choice for brightening up shady gardens or pathways and also for adding a striking accent in containers. This sedge slowly spreads by underground rhizomes to form a dense mass of the bold foliage.

Uses: Borders, Containers, Cottage Gardens, Edging, Flower Beds, Ground Cover, Mass Planting, Naturalizing, Rain Gardens, Woodland Gardens
Nature Attraction: Butterflies
Critter Resistance: Deer
Notable Features: Interesting Foliage, Easy To Grow, Tolerates Heavy Shade, Native
Growth Habit: Spreading

Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow in shade or partial sun in well-drained soil; tolerates more sun in a moist soil. Provide supplemental water during the heat of summer. Cut foliage to the ground in late winter. Slowly spreads over time; divide in spring or autumn, if desired.

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