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Carex 'beatlemania'

Pronunciation: Care-ex
Family: Cyperaceae
Common Name: Common name: the beatles spring/vernal sedge, mop-head sedge
Plant Type:
  • grasses
  • perennial
Height to: 6"
Width to: 30"
USDA Hardiness Zones:
  • -10 to -20ºF ZONE 5
  • 0 to -10ºF ZONE 6
  • 10 to 0ºF ZONE 7
  • 20 to 10ºF ZONE 8
  • 30 to 20ºF ZONE 9
Sun Exposure:
  • full shade
  • part sun
Bloom Description: Not significant
Soil Type: Moist, will tolerate and grow in shallow water
Notes for Identification: Growth rate, habit: slow, low arching mass  foliage: mass of thin leaves, dark green edged in gold pests and problems: none significant landscape habit, uses: shade gardens, wetland edges, containers, massed, modern and oriental gardens, rock gardens, year-round interest (evergreen) in warm climates, slopes and along rock walls; combines well with moor grass, corabells, astible, ferns and hostas or as understory for japanese maples other interest: looks like a grass but actually a sedge; originated as a sport of 'the beatles', and similar to it only the leaf margins on this are green and gold variegated; usually listed under species caryophyllea, but likely a hybrid of digitata and ornithopoda other culture: none, cut leaves to ground in spring before new growth emerges if brown and winter-injured propagation: division every few years if needed
USDA Heat Zones (days above 86ºF):
  • Less then 1 day ZONE 1
  • 1 to 7 days ZONE 2
  • 7 to 14 days ZONE 3
  • 14 to 30 days ZONE 4
  • 30 to 45 days ZONE 5
  • 45 to 60 days ZONE 6
  • 60 to 90 days ZONE 7
  • 90 to 120 days ZONE 8
  • 120 to 150 days ZONE 9
Seed photo: 0
Seed Label: 0
Located in: Grasses
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