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Ice Dance Carex for Sale Online
A bright groundcover for a shady spot. Carex Ice Dance or Ice Dance Japanese Sedge has long shiny leaves trimmed in bright white. It spreads slowly to fill in and make a tidy cover that discourages weeds. Deer and disease resistant, it is long-lasting and easy to grow!
These landscaping plants feature grass-like, stiff leaves which are dark green in the center with clean white borders. The moderate spreading habit of this sedge facilitates covering woodland areas as a groundcover.
This sedge is evergreen in the South, maintaining a good appearance in both summer and winter, but is not evergreen in northern areas, although some foliage color will persist through the winter, but it will need cut back in the spring. Carex Ice Dance will brighten a shady area. Adds soothing movement to the garden when foliage dances in the breeze.
It is important to note that we cannot guarantee bloom rates and presence, for they are dependent upon one's own treatment of the plant.
Plant sizes vary from one crop to the next and from one season to the next. Please remember these are living things. Photos shown are generally full grown plants that have been planted and grown to full size in the landscape.
About Your Carex Ice Dance
Carex Ice Dance is a dense, spreading sedge (grass) growing to 12 inches tall and is grown for its foliage effect. Features grass-like, stiff leaves (1/2″ wide to 12″ long) which are dark green in the center with clean white borders. The moderate spreading habit of this sedge (most sedges are clump-forming) facilitates covering woodland areas as a groundcover. Brownish flowers in late spring are insignificant. This sedge is evergreen in the South, maintaining a good appearance in both summer and winter, but is not evergreen in northern areas, although some foliage color will persist through the winter, but it will need cut back in the spring. Carex Ice Dance will brighten a shady area. Adds soothing movement to the garden when foliage dances in the breeze.
FOR FLOWERING PLANTS, WE CAN NOT GUARANTEE BLOOMS AT ALL TIMES — Photos provided are for informational purposes only. They do not necessarily represent the exact size or shape of the plants being purchased as plant sizes are constantly changing, whether its from new growth, or after being trimmed, or from going dormant in winter. Plant sizes vary from one crop to the next and from one season to the next. Please remember these are living things. Photos shown are generally full grown plants that have been planted and grown to full size in the landscape.
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|Mature Width:||1-2 feet|
|Sunlight:||Part Sun to Part Shade|
|Flower Color:||Brown but not showy|
|Flowering Season:||April to July|
|Foliage:||Green with clean white edges|
|Soil Condition:||Average to wet soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed shade border, mass planting. deer resistant, tolerates heavy shade and wet soils|
How to Care for Carex Ice Dance
Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!
Planting Carex Ice Dance
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Carex Ice Dance 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. Bio-tone starter fertilizer 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 Ice Dance
After back filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost give the Carex Ice Dance 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.