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Carex Blue Zinger

Carex glauca 'Blue Zinger'

Carex Blue Zinger is a low-clumping European sedge. Its foliage is evergreen or semi-evergreen with fine texture and a lovely steely blue color.

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Carex Blue Zinger is slightly taller and bluer than the straight species. The drifts of steel blue clumps make a spectacular groundcover in the shade. The softly cascading foliage of Carex Blue Zinger will create a pleasing addition to your shade garden as it bends and sways with the warm summer breezes. A nice edger. Carex Blue Zinger is a great alternative to Liriope spicata for those that prefer natives in their garden.

Growzone: 5-9 Carex Blue Zinger Hardiness Zones 5-9
Hardiness Zone: 6-9
Mature Height: 12 to 16 Inches
Mature Width: 18 to 24 Inches
Classification: Perennial
Sunlight: Full sun
Habit: Upright, clump forming
Flower Color: Inconspicuous
Flowering Season: Summer
Foliage: Steel-blue
Soil Condition: Prefers average to moist soil
Water Requirements: Water well until established
Uses: Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed border, mass planting

How to Care for Carex Blue Zinger

Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!

Planting Carex Blue Zinger

We suggest when planting your newly purchased Carex Blue Zinger plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. as always we recommend Bio-tone starter fertilizer when planting. It is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardener’s best friend and can help guarantee your success.

Watering Carex Blue Zinger

After back filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost give the Carex Blue Zinger a good deep watering. This is not to be rushed. Most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example a one gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5 a three gallon pot would be 15 and so on. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day there after. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks.

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