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Yoder Brothers

(Amazon Mist Sedge, Hybrid Sedge, Sedge)

This is an eye-catching, useful selection of a sedge native to New Zealand. The slender grassy leaves grow in a wide clump shaped like a fountain. They are blue-green on top, white on the underside, with tips that curl back on themselves and twist to reveal the white side, making the perimeter of the clump look misty. Though it much resembles an ornamental grass, it comes from a different family all together, and like many of its fellow sedges, is more versatile than grasses, being tolerant of both...

(New Zealand Sedge)

This sedge from New Zealand’s drier regions grows as a cascading clump of long, slender, curling leaves that are a shimmering silver, blue-green. The tips curl with age, giving it the common name “Frosty Curls. Though it much resembles an ornamental grass, and some catalogs list it as a grass, sedges are a different family all together. Like many of its fellow sedges, is more versatile than grasses, being tolerant of both full sun and partial sun. It is not particular about soil and is drought tolerant....

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James H. Schutte

(Buchanan's Sedge, Leatherleaf Sedge)

This native of New Zealand is an outstanding foliage plant. Commonly called leatherleaf sedge, it is an evergreen perennial that forms dense, upright to fountain-shaped clumps of fine, coppery foliage. Sun-loving and tough, it prefers average soil that is well drained but evenly moist. It may be planted in containers or mixed with colorful annuals and perennials in the garden.

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Jessie Keith

(Buchanan's Sedge, Leatherleaf Sedge, Red Rooster Sedge)

This is an eye-catching, useful selection of a sedge native to New Zealand. The long, slender leaves grow in a dense, stiff, upright-to-fanlike clump. They are orange-brown to red-brown, giving the plant a dried look though it is growing actively. Though it much resembles an ornamental grass, it comes from a different family all together, and like many of its fellow sedges, is more versatile than grasses, being tolerant of both full sun and partial sun and moist to almost-wet soils. The tiny flowers...

(Buchanan's Sedge, Green Leatherleaf Sedge, Leatherleaf Sedge)

This is an eye-catching graceful sedge native to New Zealand. The slender grassy leaves grow in a clump shaped like a fountain. Though it much resembles an ornamental grass, it comes from a different family all together, and like many of its fellow sedges, is more versatile than grasses, being tolerant of both full sun and partial sun and moist to almost-wet soils. The tiny flowers appear in clusters atop thin stems in mid-summer and are negligible. This is a plant to grow for its shimmery, silvery-green...

(Spring Sedge)

The spring sedge is mid-sized sedge grown for its evergreen tufts of shaggy, narrow leaves. In mid spring, tall stalks of tan seeds emerge; this is the earliest sedge to flower. It spreads by rhizomes and can reach several feet across. The spring sedge is native to the northeastern United States where it thrives in moist soil in partial to full shade.

Grow the spring sedge in constantly moist, alkaline soil. Do not let it dry out. Trim off any dead foliage in the early spring. With time, this...

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Mary S. Thomas

(Spring Sedge, The Beatles Spring Sedge, Vernal Sedge)

This is an eye-catching, useful selection of a sedge native to the U.S. The long, slender leaves grow in a mop-like clump, hence the cultivar name. ‘The Beatles.’ The short flower stems barely rise beyond the leaves. They appear in spring, earliest among the sedges (hence the common name of this plant, spring sedge). In bloom, the flower spikes briefly resemble fuzzy catkins and the seedpods that follow are distinctively multi-pointed. Though it much resembles an ornamental grass, it belongs to a...

(New Zealand Hair Sedge)

The evergreen New Zealand hair sedge is an outstanding foliage plant that's native to its namesake. In the wild, it can be found in moist open grasslands, riparian flats and in moist rocky alcoves. It is a marginally hardy perennial that’s quite tough and easy to grow

This vigorous perennial forms neat dense clumps of fine, grassy foliage. The slender blades arch giving the clumps a fountain-like appearance. The foliage may be pale green, gray-green or bronzy red. Short inconspicuous spikes of...

(Bronze Perfection Sedge, New Zealand Hair Sedge)

The evergreen New Zealand hair sedge 'Bronze Perfection' is an outstanding foliage plant that's native to its namesake. In the wild, it can be found in moist open grasslands, riparian flats and in moist rocky alcoves. It is a marginally hardy perennial that’s quite tough and easy to grow.

This vigorous perennial forms neat dense clumps of fine, grassy foliage. The slender blades arch giving the clumps a fountain-like appearance. The foliage is bronzy sandy brown. Short inconspicuous spikes of...

(Bronze Leatherleaf Sedge, New Zealand Hair Sedge)

The evergreen New Zealand hair sedge 'Bronze' is an outstanding foliage plant that's native to its namesake. In the wild, it can be found in moist open grasslands, riparian flats and in moist rocky alcoves. It is a marginally hardy perennial that’s quite tough and easy to grow.

This vigorous perennial forms neat dense clumps of fine, grassy foliage. The slender blades arch giving the clumps a fountain-like appearance. The foliage is bronzy red. Short inconspicuous spikes of flowers appear in...