PDN alumnus, Jared Chauncey brought this Carex glaucescens back from a botanizing trip to Georgia a few years ago. We’ve been very impressed as it’s grown into a lovely specimen. So, would you purchase one if we were to offer it? Winter hardiness is probably Zone 6-9, at least.
Is it always floppy? First impression is that it’s dried out.
Hmmmm…we call it pendulous
If for shade part shade yes
Attractive seed heads but overall impression is that it looks rather floppy vs. the more graceful, fountain-like habit of other Carex.
I like the seed heads! Happily we are seeing more carex in our local market : )
I agree with Christina – too floppy looking for me.
I would mistake it for weedy grass and end up pulling it out.
I love the seed heads and pendulous works for me!
I don’t think it’s all that attractive–too tired looking and not an interesting color. I would probably not purchase it if you were to offer it.
Grass that will grow in part shade? Yes, definitely! Deer resistant? I’m betting it is. It’s beautiful.
We’ve never heard of deer bothering carex
Absolutely YES! Always looks for new and interesting native carex. Especially if it offers habitat and seeds for wildlife. Are we sure it will tolerate zone 7, specifically Memphis, TN?
I actually like the dangling seed heads: reminds me of fish dangling from a fishing pole, not that I have any interest in fishing! But it does add great interest.
It would be thrilled in Memphis
It is pretty, but I prefer Carex glauca (flacca) ‘Blue Zinger’, which has the same pretty pendulous flowers, but a lovely blue color and a tighter growth habit (at least in the half sun I grow it in).
We love Carex ‘Blue Zinger’ also, but this one is 2′ taller and a tight clumper
I agree with most of the comments that I have read both positive and negative. What would sell me on the plant is an image of the plant in a garden setting so one could see the plant’s characteristics juxtaposed. It helps us right side of brain thinkers .
We’ll take a photo of it posed with Juxta…great idea
I will second that motion from Ozzie. Brilliant idea. To get a sense of scale, etc.