Although it looks like an ornamental grass, most of which need full sun and thrive in hot, dry conditions, clump-forming sedge is completely different. For one thing, it's a sedge, not an ornamental grass. And it prefers shade along with moist soils (making it a great plant to tuck among the hostas).
But like an ornamental grass, sedge has colorful arching foliage, most notably in beautiful glowing yellows, that is evergreen in warm climates and semievergreen in cold areas.
- Part Sun,Shade
- Plant Type:
- Plant Height:
- 6-30 inches tall
- Plant Width:
- 6-30 inches wide
- Bloom Time:
- Grown for foliage rather than flowers
- Landscape Uses:
- Containers,Beds & Borders,Slopes,Groundcover
- Special Features:
- Attractive Foliage,Winter Interest,Tolerates Wet Soil,Deer Resistant
Garden Design for a Deck
Waterside Retreat Garden Plan
Garden Plan for Attracting Birds and Butterflies
The bold foliage of hosta makes a dramatic contrast to the grassy foliage of sedges. Combine contrasting shades of green for added effect.Iris
The upright grasslike leaves of Siberian iris team well with the arching leaves of sedges. Both appreciate moist soil in semishade.
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