Chinese Palm Sedge, Tenjiku Sedge
Carex phyllocephala 'Sparkler'

Family: Cyperaceae (sy-peer-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Carex (KAR-eks) (Info)
Species: phyllocephala
Cultivar: Sparkler
Additional cultivar information:(aka SparkerŪ)

Category:

Groundcovers

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Sonoma, California

Atlanta, Georgia

Raleigh, North Carolina

Beaverton, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

Okatie, South Carolina

Austin, Texas

Palestine, Texas

Richmond, Texas

Tyler, Texas

Olympia, Washington

Vancouver, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

On May 27, 2007, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Mine are planted inground, bright shade. They do get crispy tips in the peak of summer, so they would probably benefit from being moved to a shadier location. Since damage is minimal, I won't bother.

If I were to get another another one, I would definitely plant it in a shadier location.

Positive

On Jun 7, 2006, sterhill from Atlanta, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Really beautiful plant - wants shade in Atlanta or the leaf tips burn. It does well in a protected area of my garden, through the winter. Keep well watered in the summer's heat.