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Common Name: Japanese Sedge      Latin Name: Carex morrowii      Size: 1 (min) to 2 (max)
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Carex morrowii
Maximum Height: 2 feet

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Category: Grass
Family: CYPERACEAE
Genus: Carex
species: morrowii
Origin:
Size: 1 (min) to 2 (max)
Size Description:
Notes:
Height x width: 12 to 18 inches tall and wide
Growth habit: Mound forming, and arching
Foliage: Clustered, grass-like leaves arise from the base of the plant. Leaves are flat, thick and to ½ inch wide. Semi-evergreen. May have variegated stripes of white, solver or cream, depending on cultivar
Flowers: Not showy
Culture: Sun or shade. Prefers moist, well-drained soil
Uses: Massing, groundcover, front of border, or rock garden
Propagation: Division, in spring
Cultivars: ‘Silver Sceptre’, above, has silvery white variegations along the edges
‘Evergold’, middle, with coleus and petunias, has gold stripes
Related Species:
Carex buchananii – Leatherleaf sedge has a cinnamon-brown leaf color. Narrow leaves grow upright for about 18 inches, then taper to the end. Evergreen, for sun or light shade. The brown-leaved sedges are sometimes referred to as “dead sedges”.
Notes courtesy of Sue Trusty.
Characteristics: star rating Wet Soil Tolerant star rating Rain Garden
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Deer Resistance: star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingGood ResistanceSee plants that are deer resistant.
Full Sun Tolerance:star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingPerforms WellSee other plants that like full sun.
Part Shade Tolerance:star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingPerforms WellSee other plants that like part shade.
Deep Shade Tolerance:star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingPerforms WellSee other plants that like deep shade.
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Plant Images and Specimens
Location: Ault Park 5090 Observatory Circle Cincinnati OH
Specimen: 65
Carex morrowii Carex_morrowwii_upright.JPG
Carex cutting
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Late Summer 2008
Carex morrowii Carex_morrowwii_leaves_triangular_stem.JPG
Carex cutting
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Late Summer 2008
Location: Ault Park 5090 Observatory Circle Cincinnati OH
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.132510383333300 Longitude: -84.412536033333400] Specimen: 1507
Location: United States Capitol Complex Capitol Hill Washington DC 20515
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 38.888450133333300 Longitude: -77.023617633333300] Specimen: 1795
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