Carex siderosticha 'Surf's Up'

Broad-leaved Sedge

Plant Type:

GRASSES & GRASS-LIKE PLANTS

Carex siderosticha ‘Surf’s Up’ – all leaves are longitudinally striated creamy white and deep green. This is a beautiful selection. Broad-leaved Sedge slowly forms a dense carpet of relatively broad foliage from 1” to 2” wide growing 3” to 6” in length, some cultivars perhaps taller in optimum conditions. This useful sedge is certainly deciduous in northern gardens but planted in landscapes at the southern end of its range may be virtually evergreen. The inflorescences which are not very interesting sometimes emerge, however, with some pink in the stems. Grow it for the foliage. Plant in part to open shade in fertile soil. The genus Carex in Cyperaceae is large group including many numbers of species from all around the globe. Many are very important wildlife plants. And though the flowers are generally not beautiful the seeds feed many numbers of birds and small mammals. C. siderosticha, the species, originates in China. All of our Carex siderosticha cultivars are offered as pot-grown divisions. Spring planting advised in the north.


Height:

3-6 in
Item Description Price  
CARSISUP Carex siderosticha 'Surf's Up' (3.5 inch Square Press Fit Pot – 1.05 pints / 497 ml.) $14.00 Buy Now


Characteristics and Attributes for Carex siderosticha 'Surf's Up'

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant
  • Songbirds

Light

  • Dappled Shade
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade
  • Mostly Sunny

Attributes

  • Edging
  • Ground Cover
  • Foundation
  • Massing
  • Rock Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Soil

  • Fertile
  • Woodland
  • Draining
  • Average

Propagated By

  • Division

Genus Overview: Carex

We like all the sedges but among our favorites is Broad-leaved Sedge. So many sedges are tough, easy and can be as ornamental and utilitarian as they are good wildlife plants. Carex siderosticha stands out as an especially showy genus slowly forming dense carpets of relatively broad foliage from 1” to 2” wide growing 3” to 6” in length. Some cultivars may grow perhaps taller in optimum conditions. This useful sedge is certainly deciduous in northern gardens but planted in landscapes at the southern end of its range may be virtually evergreen. The inflorescences which are not very interesting sometimes emerge, however, with some pink in the stems. Grow it for the foliage. Plant in part to open shade in fertile soil. The genus Carex in Cyperaceae is large group including many numbers of species from all around the globe. Many are very important wildlife plants. And though the flowers are generally not beautiful the seeds feed many numbers of birds and small mammals. C. siderosticha, the species, originates in China. All of our Carex siderosticha cultivars are offered as pot-grown divisions.