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  • Writer's pictureJulie Borneman

Jump on the Sedge wagon!

Updated: Aug 29, 2022

Everybody is doing it! You should too. Plant sedges that is! Sedges are becoming increasingly popular as ground cover. If you are thinking of ripping out that nasty Lirope(lily turf) or replacing your invasive Aegopodium(bishop's weed) or even just filling in an empty hole in the landscape; Carex should be at the top of the replacement list.

Sedges are a grass like plant that are in the Carex family. There are over 2000 varieties of sedges and there are some native to almost every continent. There are varieties for any habitat. Most sedges prefer shady areas but there are some that do great in full sun.

Gardeners are becoming increasingly attracted to their diverse foliage. From the fine textured Carex appalachia to the wide leafed Carex plantegenia, there is a sedge that appeals to every gardener's taste. Some sedges are even evergreen.

To help you choose the sedge that is best for your needs, Watermark Woods has created this sedge comparison guide. Enjoy and Plant more sedges!

Watermark Woods Carex Chart

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