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Carex oshimensis Moonlight - 20-30cm - 3lt

Carex oshimensis Moonlight - 20-30cm - 3lt

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Carex 'Moonlight' is a distinctive cultivar of the sedge family known for its alluring silvery-blue foliage. Native to the woodlands of Japan, this sedge is particularly celebrated as an ornamental plant due to its aesthetic appeal and functional versatility.

The leaves are linear and gracefully arch, giving the plant a refined, cascading appearance. They exhibit a delicate blue hue, interspersed with faint white stripes, which results in a moonlit effect — a characteristic that lends itself to the plant's namesake, 'Moonlight'.

Growing in dense clumps, this sedge reaches a moderate height, usually about a foot or slightly more, making it suitable as a ground cover in shaded or partly shaded areas. Its evergreen nature ensures that the garden remains vibrant even in colder months.

From a cultivation perspective, Carex morrowii 'Moonlight' is low maintenance. It thrives in well-draining soil and, once established, is relatively drought-tolerant. While it flourishes in partial to full shade, it can tolerate some sunlight if provided with adequate moisture. It's often utilized in woodland gardens, borders, or containers for a touch of silvery elegance.

In the context of landscape design, this sedge is a versatile choice, pairing well with ferns, hostas, and other shade-loving perennials.

  • Common Name

    Japanese Weeping Sedge Moonlight

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen perennial

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To


  • Flower

    inconspicuous, brown

  • Foliage

    narrow, arching, green with central yellow stripe

  • Maturation period

    2–5 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit

dense, tufted

Preferred Location


West–facing or South–facing or North–facing or East–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral soil, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well-drained, well-drained

Growing Period




all year



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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

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