Carex albula Allan

Blonde Sedge, Frosted Curls Sedge

Family: Cyperaceae

Genus: Carex

Category: Grass

Zones: 7 to 9

Size: 12" tall and wide

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Often sold as Carex comans Berggren. Similar thin graceful foliage but light green in color. Has a silvery appearance in the sunlight. Foliage will cascade over the mound and trail on the ground. Use on slopes or over wall where it can flow down. Drought tolerant once established.


Sold as 'Frosted Curls' or 'Frosty Curls' but really just the species.


Native to New Zealand.

Published in Trans. & Proc. Roy. Soc. New Zealand 76: 589 in 1947.


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