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California Meadow Sedge


This rhizomatous California native is used as an alternative to turf grass, solid ground cover, around stepping stones, or mixed with other perennials to create a meadow look. The short rich green sedge forms a 6-8 inch tall carpet that can tolerate moderate foot traffic.

Carex praegracilis

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf color :Rich green

Flower Characteristics

Flower notes : Inconspicuous.

Flower color : Brown

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity height : <1 ft.

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 0 to 5 F( Z7a)

Water requirements : Occasional

Light exposure : Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes

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