(Black Sedge, Variegated Black Sedge)
A selection of Black Flowering Sedge, ‘Variegata’ is an adaptable perennial grown for its leaves and habit. The leaves are wider than most sedges, arched and tapering, colored medium green and edged with thin margins of pale green. They grow in an upright clump. The nondescript flowers appear in clusters on long stems in. They are briefly white and give way to dark brown or black seed pods.
Grow this plant in sun to partial shade in almost any moist, well-drained soil, or even shallow water. In...
(Everest Japanese Sedge, Everest Oshima Sedge, Japanese Sedge)
Japanese sedge is an evergreen perennial grown for its attractive, arching, grass-like leaves. The cultivar 'Fiwhite', known better by its marketed name of Everest, boasts dark green leaves lined with white edges. Flower-clustered panicles of tiny brown blossoms appear in late spring. This selection looks very much like a mounded clump of lilyturf (Liriope spp.) when not in bloom.
Everest Japanese sedge performs best in partial shade and moist soils, although it tolerates full sun as long...
JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University
(Gold Strike Oshima Sedge, Gold Strike Sedge, Japanese Sedge)
This small sedge is an evergreen, herbaceous perennial descended from a native of Japan. It grows in an open clump of narrow, arching leaves that are light green or gold, edged with thin green margins. Though some nurseries list ‘Gold Strike’ with grasses, mainly because of its grassy leaves, like most sedges it is more versatile than grasses, being tolerant of partial shade and evergreen. Remove the leaves in winter to tidy the plant before the new leaves emerge in spring.
Grow Gold Strike sedge...
(Evergold Sedge, Japanese Sedge, Oshima Sedge)
Japanese sedge is an evergreen perennial grown for its attractive, arching, grass-like leaves. The cultivar 'Supergold' has creamy yellow foliage with dark green margins. Panicles of brown flowers appear in late spring.
'Supergold' performs best in partial shade and moist, well-drained, fertile soils. Japanese sedges falter in soggy, waterlogged soils, unlike most other sedge species. This deer-resistant plant works well in the woodland border, as a groundcover, or in containers. Its showy leaves...
(Sparkler Sedge, Tenjiku Sedge)
This curious evergreen perennial, ‘Sparkler’ is a cultivar of Palm sedge, a native of China so named for its habit of growing in a clump of upright stems topped with narrow, tapering, horizontal leaves arranged like the spokes of a wheel or the fronds of a palm tree. The leaves of ‘Sparkler’ add to its exotic look. They are very pale green edged with thin margins of dark green Like most sedges ‘Sparkler’ does best on moist to normal soil, but is among that tolerate a bit of dryness. It grows well...
Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.
(Broadleaved Sedge, Island Brocade Sedge)
A grass-like deciduous perennial, ‘Island Brocade’ spreads to make an elegant, glowing groundcover. A selection of a sedge native to Japan, it is prized for its low height and short, broad, variegated leaves that are lime green, edged broadly with creamy yellow. It spreads by rhizomes (underground stems) to form a broad mat. The leaves have fine hairs and are soft to the touch.
This sedge grows best in sun to part shade and tolerates almost any well-drained moist soil. It is a beautiful plant...
Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.
(Broadleaved Sedge, Lemon Zest Sedge)
A grass-like deciduous perennial, ‘Lemon Zest’ is a creeping ornamental sedge prized for its short, broad, bright lime-yellow to chartreuse leaves that almost glow in shade gardens. It spreads slowly by rhizomes (underground stems) to form a broad mat.
This sedge grows best in part shade and tolerates almost any well-drained soil that is constantly moist. It tends to burn in full sun, even with regular watering. It is a beautiful plant in a container, by itself or as a carpet with other plants....