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PlantFiles: New Zealand Hair Sedge
Carex albula 'Frosted Curls'

Family: Cyperaceae (sy-peer-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Carex (KAR-eks) (Info)
Species: albula (al-BEW-luh) (Info)
Cultivar: Frosted Curls
Additional cultivar information: (aka Frosty Curls)

Synonym:Carex comans

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3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Alpines and Rock Gardens
Ponds and Aquatics

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

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)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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Grown for foliage

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
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Seed Collecting:
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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive angihansen On Jun 5, 2007, angihansen from Watkinsville, GA wrote:

Cute, curly, easy to divide, non-invasive.

Positive ladyrowan On Mar 14, 2004, ladyrowan from Garberville, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

I love this curly grass! I bought it with the intention of using it in the backyard where we have a small, seeping spring. It gives just enough water to make the yard squishy, which is perfect for this grass. I've found that on really moist mornings, the curly ends will un-wind, but they curl up again the moment it drys out a little bit. I can't wait to plant it, and see how big it grows.


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

Garberville, California
Los Angeles, California
Sonoma, California
Bainbridge Island, Washington
East Port Orchard, Washington
Vancouver, Washington

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