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Ornamental Grass, Carex morrowii ‘Silver Sceptre’

Silver Sceptre’ is a small border grass with bright silver edged green variegated leaves, and attractive flower heads. It is a Japanese grass sedge that is ornamentally grown in shade areas for its narrow, variegated foliage. It typically grows in a dense, arching, grass-like clump to 12” tall. Greenish-brown, wheat like flower spikes appear on triangular stems in mid-spring. This sedge is evergreen in the Deep South, maintaining good foliage in both summer and winter. Some foliage color may persist through mild winters in other parts of the county. This is a Rhizomatous plant, forming thick silvery clumps. ‘Silver Sceptre’ is a bright addition to a shadier spot in any garden.

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Plant Details +

Size #1
Height 8-12"
Spacing 15-18" wide
Hardiness Zones 5-9
Exposure Partial Sun to Partial Shade
Foliage Metallic-Blue Foliage
Flower Inconspicuous/Wheat
Bloomtime May

General Information +

Botanical: Carex morrowii 'Silver Sceptre'

Common: Rush or Sedge

Family: Cyperaceae

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.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: Deer Resistant! No serious insect or disease problems.

Planting Instructions: Dig a hole large enough to hold the roots. Fill the hole with water and position the plant so the crown (where the root meets the stem) is just slightly below the soil line. Fill the hole with soil and water again. A slow release fertilizer may be used each spring, though it's not necessary.