Sedges belong to the genus Carex, which is a genus of many species, most from wet areas such as bogs. Sedges have
triangular, grass-like stems and panicles of short flower spikes. Foliage can be evergreen
or deciduous and colors range from green, brown/rust, golden, blue, to variegated.
Sedges are grown in groups or masses, as a lawn substitute, in naturalized areas,
perennial borders, and habitat restoration. They are grown particularly in shady areas
where the variegated varieties really shine. Some require damp or wet conditions while
others are relatively drought tolerant.
Exposure: Full sun to part or full shade
Soil: Dry to wet soils
Hardiness: USDA Zone 3-10