Carex comans ‘Frosted Curls’

Frosted Curls New Zealand Hair Sedge
Plant Type

Grass-Like, Perennial



Overall Mature Size


Mature Height & Spread

12-18″ x 12-18″


Partial Sun, Partial Shade


Medium, Low Water

Flower Color


Bloom Time


Special Features

Deer Resistant

Container Sizes


Natural Growth Habit


Sunset Garden Zones

2B-9, 14-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone


Moderate to slow-growing, clumping, grass-like evergreen perennial to 12-18″ tall and wide. This low-maintenance variety forms a fountain-like clump of attractive, narrow, curly-tipped, silvery-green foliage accented with small green flower spikes that appear in mid-summer. While this adaptable selection thrives in moist to wet soils, it has also shown a good tolerance to drier conditions. Well-suited to a variety of applications, useful in mixed beds and borders, medians, as a walkway edging, for pool and pond areas or as a mass planted groundcover. Also performs well in containers and looks great flowing over retaining walls or between large rocks. A favorite for Asian-themed gardens. Evergreen in mild climates, perennial in cooler climates where it can be cut back in early-spring to promote a flush of fresh new foliage. Few known pests or diseases. Thrives in a partial sun to partial shade exposure. Deer resistant.

USDA Zone: 7A-11
Sunset Zone: 2B-9, 14-24

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