Botanical: Carex morrowii 'Silver Sceptre'
Common: Rush or Sedge
General Characteristics: In sedges, flowering is usually insignificant, but it's the foliage that rules this huge family. Ornamental Grasses are gaining in popularity all over the U.S. due to their undemanding nature and long lasting, year round beauty. There is nothing that adds such interesting forms, textures and movement to a garden, than with this diverse plant group. They can be planted along banks of ponds, incorporated into perennial gardens, grouped together, utilized as a ground cover along walkways, paths or on steep banks. They aren't fussy about soil requirements, are drought tolerant as well as insect and disease resistant.
Tip: Grows easily in any moderately fertile garden soil. Easily grown in medium moisture soils in part shade to full shade. Foliage color is richer in shade conditions than in direct sun. Thrives in moist soils, but established plants also do well in average garden soils. Soils must not be allowed to dry out. Water regularly, but do not overwater. Plants generally dislike hot and humid summers. Cut foliage to the ground and remove in late winter. Plants will slowly spread by rhizomes to form an attractive ground cover.
Use: Silver Sceptre' is great in a group or mass as a ground cover in shade areas of borders or woodland gardens. Effective accent for smaller gardens. Also appropriate for areas with moist soils such as low spots and stream/pond margins. Containers.