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PlantFiles: Sedge
Carex morrowii 'Silver Sceptre'

Family: Cyperaceae (sy-peer-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Carex (KAR-eks) (Info)
Species: morrowii (mor-ROW-ee-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Silver Sceptre

3 vendors have this plant for sale.

2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 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)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:

Grown for foliage

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

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral francesseth On Jun 30, 2010, francesseth from Evanston, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

I bought this plant this spring on a pre-order (garden club) from a reputable grower. The plastic information stick says, "Imposing plant with 8" wide leaves and plume-like cr.
6-8' high. full sun.

This sounds like a completely different plant.

It is very attractive. More comments after the season.

Shall I plant it in sun or shade? I'll take part-shade.

Frances Seth

Positive tdp123 On Apr 27, 2004, tdp123 from Richmond, CA wrote:

this sedge took immediately to a shady spot in the garden that's always been problemmatic. it doesn't seem to need a lot of water and has tolerated a couple hot days (90s). it's white-edged leaves are a nice contrast to the green around it.


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

East Richmond Heights, California
Cordele, Georgia
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Whitehouse Station, New Jersey
Arlington, Tennessee
Hood, Virginia
Lexington, Virginia
Seattle, Washington

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