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Ornamental grass ID needed

r7271r7271 Posts: 11
Hi all, does anyone know what ornamental grass the below is? The foliage has the thinness of crepe paper, it is also smooth and compact.

It’s another one I didn’t take the name of when buying it! Have done some comparisons from the nursery and online, results are saying it may be carex oshimensis Everest but the foliage is different, it is not a spider plant either. I am also getting results saying it may be liriope, but again I’m pretty sure when I bought it there it was more a grass than a flowering perennial.


  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,632
    Looks like a Carex of some sort.
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,997
    I see  to remember @WonkyWomble having a stripey carex ... if she's about on the board today she might see this ... but if it's fine where she is she'll be at work, in someone else's garden  :)

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,565
    I think it's Carex 'Ice Dance', somewhat sunbleached and not very happy looking. 
  • Cambridgerose12Cambridgerose12 Posts: 1,138
    edited April 2021
    It’s not a grass but a sedge—Carex morrowii—could be ‘Fisher’s Form’ as I think ‘Ice Dance’ may be more heavily variegated. They do tend to look like this in spring as the new growth hasn’t yet come on.
  • r7271r7271 Posts: 11
    I’m thinking it could also be Carex Silver Sceptre.
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