Spark Plug Carex
A Healthy, Compact, and Dazzling Sedge
'Spark Plug' is an amazingly versatile little plant. Eye-catching in mass drifts, particularly in woodland gardens, it also works beautifully in a container, its bushy spiraling foliage filling in and tying together the whole composition. Or use it functionally on slopes and hills to fight soil erosion. 'Spark Plug' will also naturalize, which means you can plant a few plants as minimal groundcover and let them fill in a large area over time, their bicolor leaves intermingling for a striking mass effect.
This fast grower will swiftly reach its mature height of just 9 inches tall and 13 inches wide, particularly thriving in moist soils. In midsummer, 6 inch flowerspikes crown the low foliage in a fuzzy tuft.
Nothing could be easier than this Sedge: just give it part sun and average-to-moist soil and it will thrive with very little maintenance. Zones 8 to 10.
|Zone||8 - 10|
|Bloom Season||Mid Summer|
|Plant Height||9 in|
|Plant Width||13 in|
|Additional Characteristics||Easy Care Plants, Variegated|
|Foliage Color||Chartreuse, Cream, Light Green, Medium Green, White|
|Light Requirements||Part Shade|
|Moisture Requirements||Moist, well-drained, Wet|
|Resistance||Deer Resistance, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant|
|Soil Tolerance||Normal, loamy, Poor|
|Uses||Border, Containers, Foliage Interest, Ground Cover, Ornamental, Outdoor|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|