Zone Map 4-8

Growth Cycle

Growth Cycle - Cool Growth Cycle - Cool Cool
Bloom: Bloom Season Scale
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Late Spring


  • Drought Tolerant
  • Shade Tolerant


  • Growth rate: medium
  • Grow in 1 or 2 gallon or larger
  • Grow in well-drained soil
  • Water needs: keep evenly moist
  • Fertilizing: use a slow-release, medium rate fertilizer
  • Possible pests: Bactra venosana caterpillars (this plant is generally pest free)
  • Overwintering: do not overwater in winter
  • This plant is easy to grow and responds well to being cut back.; avoid overwatering.

*Note: please adapt these suggestions as needed to accommodate your local conditions.


  • Beautiful eye-catching, blue-green foliage
  • Good for borders and masses
  • Very useful as a groundcover; it will spread very slowly by rhizomes
  • Once established, Blue Zinger Sedge is drought tolerant
  • Can take full sun and partial shade
  • Mixes in the landscape with colorful perennials and annuals

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