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Beatlemania Spring Sedge

Carex caryophyllea 'Beatlemania'

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Beatlemania Spring Sedge (Carex caryophyllea 'Beatlemania') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Carex caryophyllea 'Beatlemania'

Carex caryophyllea 'Beatlemania'

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Height:  8 inches

Spread:  12 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4b

Other Names:  Mop Headed Sedge

Description:

Well named for its mop-headed appearance, this variety is a variegated form with shimmering yellow leaf edges; suitable for rock gardens or as a groundcover but must have sufficient water

Ornamental Features

Beatlemania Spring Sedge's attractive grassy leaves remain dark green in color with distinctive yellow edges throughout the year. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Beatlemania Spring Sedge is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial grass with a mounded form. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Beatlemania Spring Sedge is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Beatlemania Spring Sedge will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in both summer and winter to conserve soil moisture and protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
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Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features