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Carex morrowii var. temnolepis ‘Silk Tassel’
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A diverse genus comprised of nearly 1000 species, most Carex originate in the moist habitats of temperate climates. Our graceful selections are easy to grow and promise to soften those hard edges in your garden.

Carex morrowii var. temnolepis ‘Silk Tassel’ partial shade  shade lover

Whatever visions the cultivar name may conjure, the thread-like glimmering foliage is sure to champion. Collected by Barry Yinger during a 1970 Japanese excursion, this carefree variegated grass generates a soft looking fountain-shaped mop of longitudinally striped extra narrow green and white foliage that shrugs off deer and readily subdues angular features. ‘Silk Tassel’s gracefully cascading clump looks fantastic massed in a woodland planting, cozied alongside rocks or positioned pond side.

Size: 12" high x 2' 0" wide; hardy to zone 5.

Carex morrowii var. temnolepis ‘Silk Tassel’ (G-0555)
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