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Spark Plug Carex
Classic foliage grows in a unique pattern--every which way!

Spark Plug Carex

1-Quart
Item # 35306
$18.95
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A Healthy, Compact, and Dazzling Sedge

Add a striking note of foliage interest, or fill a mass area with free-flowing, white-on-green leaves
This dazzling new introduction is a dwarf tetraploid version of the beautiful evergreen Carex 'Sparkler'. 'Spark Plug' features the same stunning bicolor foliage on a healthier and much more compact body, the spiraling, palm tree-like foliage forming darling tufts just 9 inches tall.

'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.

Genus Carex
Variety Spark Plug
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 8 - 10
Bloom Season Mid Summer
Habit Mound-shaped
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