> Sedge Grass
grass is a very appealing, low growing, clumping, grass-like
plant that adds color to the garden. Unlike many other grasses,
the sedge grass plant can thrive in wet places like swamps and
poorly drained areas. Sedge grasses have solid triangular stems,
which may allow for easier identification.
are about 2000 species of grass-like perennial herbs in the
sedge grass family. They are found worldwide, but they are
most common in temperate and cold regions. Sedges can be distinguished
from grasses by their solid, 3-angled flower stems (grasses
have round, hollow flower stems). Most species of sedge grass
form a dense, compact clump.
The sedge grass is in a group of sedges that are grown for
decoration. Sedges can grow in sun or partial shade. Many
grow naturally in water, though most will grow well in moist,
well-drained, somewhat fertile soil. These perennials are
found in tropical and temperate countries.
grass varieties such as C. hachijoensis var. Evergold forms
thick tufts of grass-like, dark green leaves that are striped
with yellow. The tiny, dark brown flowers are produced in
small clusters terminating sturdy stems, in mid-to late spring.
This plant grows up to a foot high and spreads 14 inches.
Another sedge grass, C. elata var.
Bowles' Golden Sedge, is a pretty plant consisting of linear,
golden yellow leaves and small clusters of minute dark brown
flowers in the spring and early summer. This plant grows up
to 16 inches high and spreads 6 to 8 inches. Look to a garden
center or sedge grass website to find the sedge grass that
fits your decorative application.