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Carex morrowii ‘Silver Sceptre’

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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A beautiful and compact plant, Carex morrowii 'Silver Sceptre' has long, narrow leaves - dark green with white margins. Slow growing forming a clump once established.

Although this will grow in some sun, Carex morrowii 'Silver Sceptre' is an excellent small grass for livening up a shady part of the garden.

This grass is also quite drought tolerant once established, making it useful for dry, shady areas.

Supplied Size: 3L containers

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Carex morrowii  ‘Silver Sceptre’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Sun or partial shade.
Soil: Moist fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Flowering Period: June - July.
Rate of Growth: Slow.
Habit: Carex morrowii 'Silver Sceptre' grows to be a small, tufted clump forming grass.
Height: up to 30 cm (1 ft)
Spread: 30 - 40 cm (approx 1 ft)

Notes: Ideally, trim leaves back to the ground in early spring before new growth occurs.

Plant Finder: about Carex morrowii ‘Silver Sceptre’

Common names

Silver Sceptre Sedge


Carex morrowii ‘Silver Sceptre’ (Silver Sceptre Sedge). Silver Sceptre is a compact, tufted sedge with narrow leaves edged in white.


Cut foliage to the ground in early spring and cut out any dead leaves in summer. This plant is drought tolerant, once established and also deer proof.

Interest and use

In shade and dry shade, eg) under trees and to brighten and break up dense planting in shade. Also good for rock gardens and mass plantings as ground cover.

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Carex morrowii  ‘Silver Sceptre’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist, Dry or Moist

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