Carex tumulicola

Berkeley Sedge
Plant Type

Perennial

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

1-2′ x 1-2′

Exposure

Full Sun, partial Shade

Water

Medium, Low Water

Flower Color

Green

Bloom Time

Winter, Spring

Special Features

Ground Cover, Deer Resistant, Low Water Use

Natural Growth Habit

Clumping

Sunset Garden Zones

2B-9, 11-24

Moderately slow-growing, clumping, grass-like evergreen perennial to 1-2’ tall and wide. This California native species features narrow, gracefully arching medium-green leaves, accented with greenish-colored flowers that mature to light-brown and appear winter through spring. Removing these flowers will prevent reseeding, as this species can self-sow. This versatile plant will grow in dry or wet soils and is well-suited as an accent, edging, mass-planted groundcover, or as an attractive foreground to taller growing shrubs and perennials. Prefers a partial sun to light shade exposure, but will tolerate full sun in coastal climates. Deer resistant.

USDA Zone:
Sunset Zone: 2B-9, 11-24

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