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Japanese Sedge Carex morrowii

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KAY-reks mor-ROW-ee-eye
Description

Dense, mounding grass-like plant - 12-18" tall. Drought tolerant but grows well in wet soils.  Grows well as a container plant.

Quick ID Hints:

  • Flat, thick leaves, 1/4-1/2" wide
  • Leaves are dark green, 12" long
  • Mounding, grass-like plant, 12-18" tall

Evergreen, good for massing and weed control, rock gardens and shady borders. No serious pest or disease problems. 

Prefers moist soil, tolerant of drought and shade.

Inflorescence:  Grown for foliage; inconspicuous flowers

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#drought tolerant#container plant#shade tolerant#wet sites#wall garden#cpp#groundcover#rock gardens#borders#grass-like#fantz
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#drought tolerant#container plant#shade tolerant#wet sites#wall garden#cpp#groundcover#rock gardens#borders#grass-like#fantz
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Carex
    Species:
    morrowii
    Family:
    Cyperaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Central & S. Japan
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 1 ft. 6 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 1 ft. 6 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Ornamental Grass
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Mounding
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Spike
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Short-lived spikes with 4-6 small flowers in spring.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    White
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Flat, thick, 1/4-1/2" wide, dark green, edged in white, 12" long.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Wet Soil