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Carex 'Ice Dance' (Japanese sedge 'Ice Dance')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.75m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Carex 'Ice Dance'

Other names

Japanese sedge 'Ice Dance', Morrow's sedge 'Ice Dance', Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance'

Genus

Carex Carex

Variety or Cultivar

'Ice Dance' _ 'Ice Dance' is a mound-forming, evergreen perennial bearing long, linear, stiff, dark green leaves with creamy-white margins and insignificant, pale brown flowers in late spring.


Carex 'Ice Dance' is: Evergreen

Habit

Cushion or Mound Forming

Flower

Cream in Spring

Foliage

Green, Variegated, Cream in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids Aphids

General care

Pruning

Gently rake out any dead leaves in summer. If looking untidy, can be cut back in late winter or early spring before new leaves emerge.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Carex 'Ice Dance' (Japanese sedge 'Ice Dance') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.75m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Planted in groups, Prairie planting, Rock, Underplanting, Woodland

Cultivation

Best grown in moist, humus-rich soil in partial to full shade. Tolerates more sun if soil remains consistently moist. Tolerates moist but well-drained conditions. Leaf colour is best in shade. Benefits from a thick, dry winter mulch in the coldest areas of its growing range. May be deciduous in the coldest areas of its range.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained, Boggy damp conditions, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Carex 'Ice Dance'

Other names

Japanese sedge 'Ice Dance', Morrow's sedge 'Ice Dance', Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance'

Genus

Carex Carex

Variety or Cultivar

'Ice Dance' _ 'Ice Dance' is a mound-forming, evergreen perennial bearing long, linear, stiff, dark green leaves with creamy-white margins and insignificant, pale brown flowers in late spring.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Cushion or Mound Forming


Colour

Flower

Cream in Spring

Foliage

Green, Variegated, Cream in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids

General care

Pruning

Gently rake out any dead leaves in summer. If looking untidy, can be cut back in late winter or early spring before new leaves emerge.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Carex 'Ice Dance' (Japanese sedge 'Ice Dance') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.75m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Planted in groups, Prairie planting, Rock, Underplanting, Woodland

Cultivation

Best grown in moist, humus-rich soil in partial to full shade. Tolerates more sun if soil remains consistently moist. Tolerates moist but well-drained conditions. Leaf colour is best in shade. Benefits from a thick, dry winter mulch in the coldest areas of its growing range. May be deciduous in the coldest areas of its range.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained, Boggy damp conditions, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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