Versatile native grass (sedge), adaptable to light conditions and moisture. Cool season grass (actively growing in cooler months of the season), evergreen or partially evergreen.
12" tall x14" wide" clumps of fine green leaves, slowly spreads wide by short rhizomes. Half sun, half shade to shade, moisture from drier conditions to moist-wet. Tolerates dry shade! Very adaptable.
(in deep shade the clumps are less dense).
This sedge has similar look and needs as other great native sedges like Carex pensylvanica, Carex radiata, Carex appalachica.
Hardy in zones 3 to 8, native to central and eastern part of USA, see the USDA distribution map.
Deer and rabbit resistant.
Other name is curly wood sedge.
Can be used as a filling grass, as substitute of the lawn, especially in difficult drier shade areas (but tolerates only light foot traffic), in rain gardens, shade gardens, woodland gardens, bog gardens.
Good combinations can be achieved with many perennials - especially with those with more rough structure like Asarum, Hosta, Epimedium, Brunnera, Heuchera or Chrysogonum, Iris cristata, Phlox divaricata, Primula, Polygonatum, Spigelia or medium-sized ferns.
Pot size : square 3.5" x 4" deep perennial pot