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Tenjiku Sedge Carex phyllocephala

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
KAY-reks fye-lo-SEPH-ah-lah
Description

Leaves in whorls clustered at top; species is more cold hardy than cultivars.  Tolerates wet planting sites.

Form:  Tall cane-like stems

Inflorescence:  Grown for foliage

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Sparkler'
Tags:
#evergreen#wet sites#cpp
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Sparkler'
Tags:
#evergreen#wet sites#cpp
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Carex
    Species:
    phyllocephala
    Family:
    Cyperaceae
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Ornamental Grass
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    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:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Wet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Spike
    Flower Description:
    Brown flower spike
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Whorled
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    1-2 ft. stems ending in a whorl of spreading leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Wet Soil