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, and water gardens (flowers are generally insignificant); some are used as lawn substitutes, as large-scale groundcovers, 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. Grows to 1 ft. tall and 1 1/2 ft. wide, with shiny, drooping, medium green leaves. Good edging plant; individual plants are attractive among stones. ‘Goldband’ and ‘Fisher’s Form’ have leaves with creamy yellow margins. Various forms sold as ‘Variegata’ have leaves subtly edged in white. Regular water.
Velvety crimson flowers. Leathery leaves on 10-ft. stems make this suitable as a flowering groundcover...
This old-fashioned favorite can grow to 15–20 ft., producing huge pink flowers with a dark pink ...
These Eurasian natives are sturdy, clumping grasses with feathery flower plumes that fade from purple-...