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PlantFiles: Striped Japanese Sedge
Carex morrowii var. temnolepsis 'Silk Tassel'

Family: Cyperaceae (sy-peer-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Carex (KAR-eks) (Info)
Species: morrowii var. temnolepsis
Cultivar: Silk Tassel

Synonym:Carex temnolepsis

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4 members have or want this plant for trade.

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive spanky_MD On Jun 7, 2009, spanky_MD from Baltimore, MD wrote:

I put one of these in my shade garden under a huge old white pine and it has done quite well. It's light, dry shade. It's now in its third year and is probably about as big as it's going to get, which is about 12" high and maybe 12-14" across. Very pretty grass.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lutherville Timonium, Maryland

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