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Sedge Carex morrowii 
1. Goldband
Ideal for lending extended season interest in the woodland garden, lining pathways, or for planting in front of shrubs in the shaded landscape.   Click to display 'Goldband' tag image n/a 18"-24" 12" 5-9 8" Green
Carex sp.
2. Grasshopper
Versatile plant that can tolerate a variety of light and soil conditions. Plant anywhere for foliage interest.   Click to display 'Grasshopper' tag image n/a 12"-16" 12"-24" 5-9 1 Gallon White
Sedge (Blue) Carex flacca
3. Blue Zinger
Taller and bluer than the straight species, the drifts of steel blue clumps make a spectacular display in the shade. The softly cascading foliage of Carex Blue Zinger will create a pleasing addition to your garden as it bends and sways with the warm summer breezes. A nice edger. 12C-North Click to display 'Blue Zinger' tag image n/a 10"-20" 12"-24" 5 8" Green
Sedge (Brocade) Carex dolichostachya
4. Gold Fountains
Slender green leaves with gold margins. Forms a neat tuft.   Click to display 'Gold Fountains' tag image n/a 15" 15" 5 8" Green
Sedge (Copperleaf) Carex flagellifera
5. Toffee Twist
Mounded; Iridescent, slender mahogany leaves arch upward 1˝ to 2 feet before spilling back to the ground. Distinctive as an accent plant or in masses, it grows well in rock gardens and along slopes. 4C-North Click to display 'Toffee Twist' tag image n/a 18"-24" 18"-24" 7-10 6" Green
Sedge (Creeping broad-leaf) Carex siderosticha
6. Banana Boat
At first glance, you might take this plant to be a small lance-leaved hosta, but it's actually a broad-leaved form of deciduous sedge. The one inch wide leaves are bright lemon or banana yellow with narrow, green margins and stripes.This is an outstanding accent plant for brightening up shady gardens or pathways and is also striking in containers. Native to mountain woodlands, 'Banana Boat' slowly creeps by rhizomes to form a dense mass of bold-textured foliage. It is a long-lived, durable sedge for the woodland garden. 12C-North Click to display 'Banana Boat' tag image n/a 6"-12" 12"-15" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
Sedge (Creeping Broad-leaved)
7. Snow Cap
'Snow Cap' has nearly all-cream to bright white, wide, strappy leaves with narrow green stripes. The striking variegation is much whiter than ‘Variegata’ but grows surprisingly well for a plant with so little green. It forms a dense, slowly spreading clump of deciduous, deer resistant foliage and has insignificant flowers.

This selection easily complements many other shade perennials such as hostas, ferns, and heartleaf brunnera, brightening up containers and gardens with its light colored foliage.

12C-North Click to display 'Snow Cap' tag image n/a 6"-8" 12"-15" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
Sedge (Gold Fountain) Carex divulsa
8. Kaga-nishiki
Clump forming sedge with slender, elegant leaves with a border of gold. The Japanese name translates to 'Gold Fountains'. Evergreen arching leaves are in dense bundles.   Click to display 'Kaga-nishiki' tag image n/a 15"-15" 12"-18" 5-9 1 Gallon White
Sedge (Golden) Carex elata 
9. Bowles Golden
This sedge has bright gold foliage with thin green margins and is taller than most other varieties. It is an excellent choice as a highlight plant for a shade or water garden. 'Bowles Golden' is a moisture loving grass that will grow in shallow water.   Click to display 'Bowles Golden' tag image n/a 24"-36" 18"-24" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
Sedge (Japanese) Carex
10. Island Brocade
    Click to display 'Island Brocade' tag image n/a n/a 6"-6" n/a 5-9 8" Green
Carex morrowii
11. Silver Sceptre
A spectacular ornamental grass; beautiful as an accent plant in the shaded perennial garden or as a ground cover. An attractive foliage contrast to bold-textured shade plants such as hosta and bergenia. Also lovely with Astilbe and Epimedium.   Click to display 'Silver Sceptre' tag image n/a 10"-12" 15" 5-9 8" Green
Sedge (Leather Leaf) Carex comans
12. Java Twist
Blades are narrower and more elegant than 'Toffee Twist'. Slightly smaller plant.   Click to display 'Java Twist' tag image n/a 8"-12" 12"-18" 7-9 6" Green
Sedge (Leatherleaf) Carex buchananii
13. Firefox
The most well-known of the many Hair Sedges from New Zealand, performing best in regions with similar mild winter climates. Plants form upright clumps of very fine, hair-like leaves in a most unusual bronzy-cinnamon color. Outstanding as a color contrast in the border. Also nice in the rock garden or containers. Evergreen. 12C-North Click to display 'Firefox' tag image 12"-23" 12"-18" 6-9 8" Green
Sedge (Mop-headed) Carex caryophyllea
14. Beatlemania
The long leaves of this new selection cascade to the ground, giving the clump a mop head appearance which is similar to the style sported by the Beatles. The soft green, finely textured leaves have very wide, creamy yellow edges.   Click to display 'Beatlemania' tag image n/a 6"-8" 15"-18" 5-9 8" Green
Sedge (Silver) Carex platyphylla
15. Blue Satin Sedge
A spectacular new clump-forming sedge with powder blue leaves up to an inch or more wide. Spreads slowly to form a wonderfully textured groundcover in moist or average soil. Tolerates dry shade once established. An early spring haircut makes room for clean new growth. Great for deciduous shade.   Click to display 'Blue Satin Sedge' tag image n/a 8"-12" 12"-18" 4-8 1 Gallon White
Sedge (Variegated Japanese) Carex hachijoensis (syn. Carex oshimensis) 
16. Evergold
One of the most popular variegated sedges, this selection has creamy-yellow leaves with deep green margins. They cascade softly to the ground in a fountain-like manner. Unlike many other sedges, this one prefers dry to average soil moisture. 12C-North Click to display 'Evergold' tag image n/a 12"-12" 18" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
Sedge (Variegated Palm) Carex muskingumensis
17. Oehme
This cultivar's deciduous foliage radiates up around its triangular stems like the leaves of a palm tree. Each leaf arches gracefully at the tip. Though they emerge all-green, the leaves develop broad yellow margins as they mature.   Click to display 'Oehme' tag image 18"-30" 12"-24" 4-9 8" Green
Sedge (Variegated) Carex morrowii 
18. Ice Dance
This carex makes a bold statement in the shade garden. The leaves are dark green with bright white variegated edges. Small, cream, bottlebrush-like flowers are produced in mid-spring but are rather insignificant to the plant's ornamental value. 12C-North Click to display 'Ice Dance' tag image 12"-12" 18" 5-9 8" Green
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