Leather Leaf Sedge
Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants
Large group of grasslike, clumping plants found worldwide and grown for foliage effect in borders, rock gardens, containers, water gardens (flowers are generally insignificant); some are used as lawn substitutes, as large-scale ground covers, or for erosion control. Long, narrow evergreen leaves are often striped or oddly colored. Specialists offer many varieties. Although characteristically found in damp soils, many sedges will grow under relatively dry conditions in cultivation. Many are short lived in gardens so are used as annuals.Carex buchananii
From New Zealand. To 3 ft. tall, 2 to 2 1/2 ft. wide. Curly-tipped, erect blades form a clump of striking reddish bronze. Use with gray foliage or with deep greens.
Native to the Pacific Northwest, these grow 16 in. tall, producing clusters of dark blue, inch-long sp...
Dense tuft of slender, silvery green leaves with tips that curl with age. Grows about 2 ft. high ...
From New Zealand. Dense, fine-textured clumps reach 1 to 1 1/2 ft. high. Narrow, silvery green leaves ...