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CAREX dolichostachya

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Family

Cyperaceae

Botanical Name

CAREX dolichostachya

Plant Common Name

Fountain Sedge

General Description

Japanese weeping sedge is a lovely foliage plant native to the woodlands of Japan. This adaptable perennial forms evergreen to semi-evergreen clumps of bright green, grassy foliage. It is tolerant of moist soils and prefers full to part shade. Like many sedges, Japanese weeping sedge looks best when planted in masses. It also may be mixed with other perennials for shade or used to edge shaded gardens.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 9

  • Plant Type

    Sedge or Rush

  • Sun Exposure

    Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade

  • Bloom Time

    Spring

  • Native To

    Japan

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Insignificant

  • Flower Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Light Green, Lime Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Light Green, Lime Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Light Green, Lime Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Light Green, Lime Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Groundcover, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No