Carex platyphylla

Sedge, Blue Satin

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Pot Size: 4"x4"x5.5" pot

Plant Description

If you want a clumping evergreen plant for shade that has a bold countenance and blue-green leaves and you don't want Hosta, then here's your answer. Blue Satin Sedge is a wonderful sedge (resembles grass) with smooth, pointed, powder blue leaves 1 inch wide by 12 inches long. Grown for its gorgeous foliage (flowers insignificant), it is a fairly slowly expanding clumper for shade and good soil. Imagine it with the shiny greens of Asarum, or the maroon of Purple Alumroot, or the glaucous blue of Bleeding Hearts. It grows naturally in rich woods of the east where it is fairly rare. Clip off old leaves in the spring when new growth emerges.



Container plant

Deer Resistant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Not too hard to grow



Plant Type

Perennial, Grass or grass-like,

Ground cover

Light Exposure

Mostly shady, Full shade

Soil Condition

Average, Organic

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Moist


full quart





less than 12, 12 to 24

Bloom Time

Early summer



Hardiness Zones

3, 4, 5, 6, 7,8