Carex morrowii

Japanese Sedge
Plant Type

Perennial

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

12″ x 18-24″

Exposure

Partial Sun, Partial Shade

Water

Medium, Low Water

Flower Color

Inconspicuous

Bloom Time

Spring

Special Features

Low Water Use, Deer Resistant

Container Sizes

#1

Natural Growth Habit

Mounding

Sunset Garden Zones

3-9, 14-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

5-9

Moderately-slow growing, clumping, grass-like evergreen perennial to 12″ tall x 18-24” wide. This attractive species forms a rounded-mound of narrow, gracefully arching medium-green foliage that is ideal for using as a texture contrast to broadleaf shrubs and perennials. Well-suited for hillsides, banks, mixed shrub borders, as a mass planting, or as an attractive edging. Inconspicuous tan colored flowers appear in late-spring. Tolerates a wide variety of soil types, but thrives in a rich, evenly-moist soil in a partial sun to light-shade exposure. Prune down to 3-4” in fall to help maintain a vigorous growing specimen. Non invasive species.

USDA Zone: 5-9
Sunset Zone: 3-9, 14-24

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