Light up the landscape with Carex elata 'Aurea'. Its fine-textured leaves have sporadic bright green stripes, which will turn lime green when planted in shade. It is well-suited for moist or wet areas and thrives in up to three inches of water. Bowles’ Golden can tolerate slightly drier soils if it is planted in the shade. However, its color is most spectacular when planted in full sun and moist to wet soil.
Bowles' Golden Sedge is a magnificent sight when planted by a water’s edge. It can also be used in the landscape as a showy specimen plant or in a decorative container with other moisture-loving plants.
Add vibrant interest to your landscape with Carex testacea 'Prairie Fire'. Its slender, green-bronze foliage is tipped with stunning orange highlights. In full sun this deep orange coloring intensifies, creating a dramatic look that blends well with hot-colored perennials and yellow-green shrubs. Coloring persists through most of the winter in warmer climates. Prairie Fire Sedge is not only a great choice for mass plantings, its size and upright habit also make a great focal point in containers. #HoffmanNursery#SedgesMakeSense
Add a reddish cast to the copper-bronze foliage of Carex buchananii and you’ve got ‘Red Rooster’. With long, fine-textured leaves it forms an impressive upright tuft. In the landscape, create a stylish display by weaving sweeps of ‘Red Rooster’ among green sedges along pebble pathways. Its reddish bronze color is most rewarding contrasted with green foliage or stonework rather than the browns of mulch or bare soil. Carex buchananii ‘Red Rooster’ also brings texture to mixed plantings and it keeps its color throughout the year, making it a fine addition to fall and winter containers. ‘Red Rooster’ prefers full sun and good drainage. #HoffmanNursery#WeGrowGoodGrass#SedgesMakeSense
Carex morrowii ‘Ice Dance’ enlivens the landscape with vivid deep-green centers and creamy-white margins on its half-inch-wide leaves. Ice Dance grows in an arching shape to 12 inches and spreads slowly by rhizomes making it suitable to use as a groundcover. As an added bonus, Ice Dance maintains its appearance in winter in mild growing zones and may remain semi-evergreen in colder areas. Plantsman and author Barry Yinger discovered Ice Dance during a plant-scouting expedition in Japan and brought it to the U.S. Hines Horticulture introduced it to the industry in 1996. Many sedges, such as Carex morrowii ‘Ice Dance’, prefer shady sites and rich, moist soil; however, it will take sun in cooler climates. #SedgesMakeSense#HoffmanNursery#WeGrowGoodGrass
Carex texensis is a good-looking, multipurpose, native sedge with bunches of fine-textured leaves. It can form a ground cover, which does not require mowing but can be mowed occasionally at a high setting if desired. Texas Sedge is low maintenance and can perform in both moist soil and dry shade. Learn more on our plant profile -> http://hoffmannursery.com/plants/details/carex-texensis
Looking for a low maintenance lawn alternative? Our most popular native sedge, Carex pensylvanica, makes a fine lawn alternative and ground cover. It's also useful in woodland gardens or shady areas; however, it doesn’t mind being planted in the sun if it gets sufficient moisture. #HoffmanNursery#WeGrowGoodGrass#SedgesMakeSense
Carex oshimensis EverColor® 'Everillo' is easy to grow and stands out in containers and as a groundcover with its stunning year-round color. Learn more about this superb sedge at http://hoffmannursery.com/plants/details/carex-oshimensis-evercolor-everillo-pp21002 #sedgesmakesense#hoffmannursery#wegrowgoodgrass
Carex flacca ‘Blue Zinger’ holds its blue coloring through the winter in milder climates & works well in sweeps as a clumping groundcover. #SedgesMakeSense
Add some fiery zest to your landscape with Carex testacea 'Prairie Fire'. Its upright, slender, green-bronze foliage is tipped with orange highlights. In full sun this deep orange coloring intensifies, creating a dramatic look that blends well with hot-colored perennials and yellow-green shrubs. #SedgesMakeSense#WeGrowGoodGrass#HoffmanNursery
This year’s hurricane season has shown the need for better systems to decrease flooding and protect water quality. Recently in our newsletters we have highlighted green infrastructure programs in Atlanta and Seattle. These cities and others see GI as the best and most cost-effective way to deal with the effects of development. GI also creates healthier urban environments and provides spaces for people to enjoy. Plants are critical for GI, so we’re happy to be growing a range of species that work well for these projects.
Sedges are some of our favorite plants for GI. They thrive in rain gardens, bioswales, and other stormwater features. They’re also fantastic for ground covers or as alternatives to turf grass.
Did you know Carex vulpinoidea is an excellent plant for green infrastructure? This native, widespread sedge is great for bioremediation, erosion control, naturalizing, rain gardens, and storm water basins. Although it thrives in full sun, it also grows in the filtered shade of moist woods. #SedgesMakeSense