Carex siderosticha 'Snow Cap'
Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
| ||Common Name: Grass-Ornamental|
Common Name (Alternative): Creeping Broad-leaved Sedge
Similar in size and habit to ‘Banana Boat’, this selection has nearly all-cream to bright white, wide, strappy leaves with narrow green stripes. The striking variegation is much whiter than ‘Variegata’ but grows surprisingly well for a plant with so little green. It forms a dense, slowly spreading clump of deciduous, deer resistant foliage and has insignificant flowers.
‘Snow Cap’ easily complements many other shade perennials such as hostas, ferns, and heartleaf brunnera, brightening up containers and gardens with its light colored foliage.
Intro Year: 2013
Origin: Not Native to North America
Sun or Shade?:
Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Full shade (< 4 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
Average water needs
Consistent water needs
Need critter resistant plants?:
How fast should it grow?:
When should it bloom?:
Grown for its attractive foliage
How's your soil?:
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)
Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
This sedge prefers partial shade and moist, fertile soil. Once established, it is able to tolerate drier conditions. Trim back the old foliage to ground level in early spring. It can also be divided at this time or in early fall.