Carex laxiculmis 'Hobb' (3.5-inch pot)
Common name: Sedge - Bunny Blue® Sedge
- Height: 12 Inches
- Spread: 12-15 Inches
- Hardiness Zone: 5-9
- Shade to Part Sun
- Evergreen to semi-evergreen
- Blue-Green to blue-gray foliage
- Clumping to 12"-15" wide
- Requires medium to wet soil
- Thrives in shade - keep well watered in part sun areas
- Moist, shady banks near streams and ponds
- Shady Borders and Edging
- Native to Eastern North America
Carex laxiculmis 'Hobb'- Bunny Blue® Sedge is evergreen in the South and semi-evergreen in the North. Native to Eastern North America. Bunny Blue has blue-green to blue-gray foliage. Leaf blades are 1/2" wide, 12"-14" long and arching. Carex Bunny Blue® has clumping growth habit and spreads slowly to 12"-15" wide. Flowers yellow and insignificant in late Spring. Will grow in average soil. Requires moist to wet soil. Carex Blue Bunny® thrives in shade. Keep well-watered in part sun areas. Cut back foliage late Winter. Use for ground cover, mass planting, borders, edging, bog areas and as an accent plant in shade gardens, woodland gardens and around streams and pond banks. Mature height 12", spread 12"-15".
Carex laxiculmis 'Hobb' can be used as a lawn substitute or as an accent plant. Choose a location that receives partial to full shade. Bunny Blue sedge can tolerate full sun, but it will do best in shady areas.
Plant in well-drained soil. Bunny Blue sedge is tolerant of dry soil, but it will not do well in wet or soggy soil.
Space the plants 12-18 inches apart. Bunny Blue sedge will spread over time, so it is important to space the plants appropriately. Water regularly during the first year after planting. Once the plants are established, they are drought-tolerant and only need to be watered during dry periods.
Fertilize in spring with a balanced fertilizer. Bunny Blue sedge does not require a lot of fertilizer, but a light application in spring will help to promote new growth. Cut back the plants in late winter. This will help to keep them tidy and encourage new growth.
Bunny Blue sedge is a host plant for the zebra swallowtail butterfly, if interested in attracting butterflies to your garden. Carex laxiculmis 'Hobb' is deer-resistant and tolerant of salt.
Carex laxiculmis 'Hobb' is a slow-growing plant, so be patient. Not very tolerant of heat, so it may not do well in hot, dry climates. Overall, Carex laxiculmis 'Hobb' is a relatively easy plant to grow and care for.
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I've ordered these plants several times over the last year and they are always gorgeous. Will continue to order as I convert my yard from grass to native plants!
The carex arrived quickly and in perfect condition. They are now happily planted in my yard. I’m planning to reorder!
Plants arrived happy and look gorgeous. Added bonus - they were packed without using any extra plastic. I definitely recommend!
I'm very pleased with my Carex Luxiculmis Hobbs plants. They arrived nicely packaged and in great condition. Thank you!