Carex siderosticha
'Snow Cap'

Photo courtesy of Walter's Gardens Inc

A sensational high impact, low maintenance grass that is easy to grow with stunning creamy-white variegation, and a densely compact form. Its arching white leaves, with narrow dark green margins, are quite broad (.5-.75”) and its size, 8” high by 12” wide, allows it to be placed anywhere you’d like a little dazzle. It will spread, though slowly, and is easily contained if you want. As garden edging it is simply enchanting and a real workhorse, keeping its bold allure going all year in mild climates (deciduous in cold Winter areas). It’s also a wonderful plant for containers. This small scale deer resistant stunner prefers part shade and average to moist watering but it can take a sunny site if it receives regular water and can even adapt to dry shade once established. Rich well-draining soil is best, but no need to fertilize heavily, just a top dressing of compost in early Spring is sufficient. Gently remove any brown or dead leaves from the center, especially in Winter, to keep it fluffy and happy.

Marti B.,
Gardener at Large

Avg. Water/Moist

Perennial Grass
USDA zones 5-10