Japanese Grass - Variegated

Japanese Grass - Variegated
Japanese Grass - Variegated

Japanese Grass - Variegated

Best grown in moist, fertile, medium to wet soils in part shade to full shade. Soils should not be allowed to dry out. Foliage color is sharper and richer in shady conditions. Foliage may bleach to unattractive shades of yellow when these plants are grown in full sun. This sedge is evergreen in the deep South (USDA Zones 8-9), but is not evergreen near the northern edge of its growing range (e.g., the St. Louis area), although some foliage color may persist through mild winters. Where not evergreen, foliage should be cut to the ground and removed in late winter. Propagate by plant division in spring or seeding in the fall.

This sedge may be grown as a container plant using a mixture of one-half peat moss and one-half fertile soil which needs to be kept constantly moist but well-drained.

Carex morrowii, commonly known as Japanese sedge or Morrow’s sedge, is a sedge that typically grows in a dense, grass-like clump to 1-2’ tall. It is native to low alpine areas in Japan. This sedge is typically grown for its attractive shape and foliage. Plants feature stiff, flat, narrow, long-pointed, solid green leaves (1/2” wide to 12” long). Brownish flowers (lack petals and sepals) are short-lived and inconspicuous.

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