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Are sedges good plants for shady, poorly drained sites in my yard?

Someone told me that sedges would be good plants for shady, poorly drained sites in my yard. Do you agree?
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Most sedges (Carex) tolerate wet soils, though some prefer well-drained sites. Most will also grow well in partial (not dense) shade. Here are some to consider.  Bowles Golden sedge (C. elata ‘Bowles Golden’), Zones 5-9, has golden yellow foliage.  Palm sedge (C. muskingumensis), Zones 4-9, develops whorls of green foliage on plants 2 feet tall.  Tussock sedge (C. stricta), Zones 4-8, grows in standing water. It prefers sun over shade.  Variegated silver sedge (C. morrowii), Zones 5-9, has silver margins on medium green leaves. ’Goldband’ is a variety with gold-edged foliage.

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