Ground covers, Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants, Perennials
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 morrowii
From Japan. To 1 ft. high, 1 1/2 ft.wide, with shiny, drooping, medium green leaves. Good edging plant; individual plants attractive among stones.'Goldband'
Native to mountains of Japan. Grows 1 ft. high, 1 1/2 ft. wide. Drooping leaves are edged in creamy yellow.
Native to China. Wiry-stemmed ground cover to 6–12 in. high. Bronzy to dark green, 3-in.-long le...
From forests and low mountains of Japan. This plant grows in clumps to 2 1/2 ft. high, 1 1/2 ft. wide,...
Ruffled flowers are lavender pink with reddish purple eye. Long-blooming, produces little or no seed.