Lacking leaves, Indian flatsedge grows as a cluster of short, slender stems topped with a irregular, grassy, tufted head of tan flowers. An upright, clump-forming evergreen perennial sedge, this species is native to the West Indies in the Caribbean Sea.
The thin stems are medium to dark green and flattened. With ample warmth, these leafless stems develop small, clustered bronze-tan spikelets at their tops, often branching and forming secondary spikelets. These flowers are pollinated and distributed...
(Egyptian Papyrus, Papyrus)
Best known for its use in paper making by the ancient Egyptians, papyrus is a large, aquatic sedge that originates from tropical Africa and the Nile River Basin. Its bright green color and striking bold looks have made it a popular plant for contemporary aquatic container plantings and subtropical and tropical water gardens.
Egyptian papyrus is an evergreen water-loving plant that produces tall, dark green stems topped with umbrella-like sprays of long thread-like filaments. Tan spikelets...
(Compact Egyptian Papyrus, Egyptian Papyrus, Papyrus)
Compact Egyptian papyrus is an easy-to-grow clump-forming aquatic plant that produces sturdy bright green stems topped with robust plumes of fine grassy foliage. The stems look much like hairy green feather dusters rising from the water. These produce inconspicuous feathery tan flowers when conditions are favorable. In addition to a shorter size, ‘Perkamentus Compact’ has thicker stems and more compact plumes.
Though moisture-loving, this plant will only tolerate shallow water that just covers...
The showy papyrus King Tut® is compact, fast-growing and will add a tropical foliar element to any border or container with moist soil. Its papyrus plumes are very filamentous, feathery and sit on strong, stout stems.
Best known for its use in paper making by the ancient Egyptians, papyrus is typically a large aquatic sedge that originates from tropical Africa and the Nile River Basin. Its bright green color and striking bold looks have made it a popular plant for contemporary aquatic container...
African in origin, miniature papyrus is a super compact sedge adapted to moist ground and riversides. This evergreen tender perennial is best suited to containers and lowland gardens, and even though it's only hardy to zone 9 it can be grown as an annual in areas with cold winters.
This compact papyrus forms bunches of pinwheel-like floral heads and foliage. The arching stems are topped with fine green bracts. When weather is warm and accommodating, green and reddish brown spikelets of flowers...
(Fiber Optic Grass, Low Bulrush)
Fiber optic grass is a low growing clumping mound of hundreds of hair-like stems. At the ends of the green stems, small silvery white flowers appear. This sedge is a native of Europe and extreme northern Africa.
Fiber optic grass loves moisture, so ensure that it is in constantly moist if not wet soil in a garden bed, container or at the edge of a pond or bog. The stems are many and fine and readily matt down in time or lack of water and will knot-up with stems of neighboring fiber optic grass...
Hardy and water-loving, common rush in an evergreen to semi-evergreen perennial that is native to many regions throughout the world. It naturally inhabits calm, shallow waterways and ditches and tolerates both fresh and salt water. Its clump-forming habit makes it amenable to water gardens and containers.
Common rush forms clumps of stiff, upright clumps of cylindrical, grassy foliage of medium green. The lustrous blades produces small tufted brown flowers from summer to autumn. These are inconspicuous...
(Big Twister Common Rush, Common Rush)
Big Twister corkscrew rush is a grass-like perennial that is partial to temperate climates and native to Europe, Asia and Africa. This plant's unique spiraled stems twist and curl themselves into an interesting tangled mass. Similar to the Spiralis form, it is grown for its interesting form but has a more upright habit.
Big twister common rush grows well in moist, acidic soil in sun or partial shade and tolerates being completely submerged in water. Its unique shape and "wet feet" tolerance...
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(Common Rush, Corkscrew Rush, Curly Wurly Rush)
Corkscrew rush is a hardy, water-loving, evergreen to semi-evergreen perennial that is native to many regions throughout the world. It forms clumps of stiff, cylindrical, grass-like foliage of medium green. In summer to autumn it produces small tufted brown flowers at its blade tips. Cultivar 'Curly Wurly' forms a somewhat shorter clump with very spiraled leaves. It is best used in the foreground of a container or extremely wet garden soil locale where it can readily seen.
Corkscrew rush grows...