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PlantFiles: 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)

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive vossner 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 sterhill 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.


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

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