Carex lurida

Shallow Sedge

$1.89 | DP-50 | 80 Avail. | $105.00

DP-50 Weight: 25.0 lb

$1.89 | 1 G | 200 Avail. | $7.88

1 G Weight: 25.0 lb

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Shallow Sedge is a semi-evergreen native grass with mild green sharp-edged foliage that can grow to 3 feet.  Sallow Sedge’s seedheads emerge in spring and resemble sweetgum balls among the foliage.  Prefers full sun and rich, moist well-drained soils.  Moderately drought tolerant once established.


Orn. grass


1.5' - 3'


1’ - 2’



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

3 - 8


 Full SunPartial Sun 

Bloom Color: 


Season of Interest: 

Spring, Year-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low maintenance.  Cut foliage to the ground and remove it in late winter.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensWildlife GardensNaturalized AreasPonds and Streams, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS:  Swamp Milkweed, Cardinal Flower, Blue Flag

Image: Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA SCS. 1989. Midwest wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. Midwest National Technical Center, Lincoln. Courtesy of USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute., Carex lurida NRCS-1, marked as public domain, more details on Wikimedia Commons



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