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Japanese sedge is grown for its dramatic grass-like, arching green leaves. It is an evergreen, herbaceous perennial native to Japan. It grows in an open clump of narrow arching leaf blades. Although many plant nurseries display and market Japanese sedge with ornamental grasses, sedges are more versatile, being tolerant of partial shade and drier soils while remaining evergreen in winter. Cut back the leaves in late winter to tidy the plant before the new leaves emerge in spring.
Grow Japanese sedge in partial sun to partial shade in well-drained, moist to slightly dry soil. Unlike many sedges, it is not happy with "wet feet" (soggy or waterlogged ground) or hot summers. Use it for its contrasts of color, texture and habit in containers, mixed beds and border designs, or to brighten a shady bed or border. Plant it as edging for walkways, or massed as a groundcover. It spreads slowly by rhizomes (underground stem) and one plant eventually becomes a colony of plants. Deer won't browse on the foliage.
9 - 6
6 - 9
3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Sedge or Rush
Partial Sun, Partial Shade
10"-20" / 25.4cm - 50.8cm
18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Container, Edging, Foundation, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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