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Carex laxiculmus Bunny Blue™ 'HOBB'

Bunny Blue Sedge

Bunny Blue Carex is a low growing, evergreen, native sedge with silver-blue foliage. Use as a ground cover or specimen plant for moist to average shady areas. Native plant.

Height: 8-12 Inches
Spread: 12-16 Inches
Zone: 6-10

Bunny Blue Sedge Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Shade
Part Sun
Soil Moisture Needs
Moist
Good Drainage
Average
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Growth Rate
Medium
Attributes
Ground Cover
Border
Rock Garden
Moist Shade
Container
Native to US
Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips for Bunny Blue Sedge

Grow in shade or part shade in moist to average soil with good drainage. Water well on planting and regularly until established.

Interesting Notes

A note concerning the nomenclature of this Carex: The proper name of this Carex is Carex laxiculmus 'Hobb'. The trademarked name is Bunny Blue. Oregon State website has an explination we like:A cultivar name is considered descriptive of the plant, and it may registered with the International Code of Nomenclature. A trademark name cannot be used in the Code of Nomenclature. Thus, a unique or novel name must be created in addition to the cultivar name to establish a trademark. Trademark names are considered "brand names", similar to Air Jordan being a brand of athletic shoes, and have no taxonomic validity. Furthermore, if a trademark name is used in international registers or printed matter as a cultivar name, the name becomes generic and losses the protection status for the inventor (breeder).
Thus, a trademarked plant often may have a trademark name and a cultivar name. In this case, the cultivar name is sometimes considered a "nonsense" name in that it is rarely used in commerce. The trademark name is the name promoted commercially. However, the so-called nonsense cultivar name is the name used in the Code of Nomenclature

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