Morrow’s sedge is a grass-like plant that can be used as a ground cover. The plant is most commonly sold as variegated cultivars.
Size and Method of spreading:
Morrow’s sedge is a clumping, grass-like plant that can be used as a ground cover. It has a mounded form and grows 12 inches high and 12 inches wide. It is a clump-forming ground cover. Clump-forming ground covers are plants that are not usually thought of as ground covers. They are perennials that can be planted closely together to provide the visual effect of a ground cover.
Native geographic location and habitat:
This plant is native to Japan.
Leaves are evergreen to semi-evergreen, depending on climate. They are 12 inches long and 1/2 inch wide, growing from the base of the plant. The leaves of the species are green, but cultivars with striped leaves are commonly sold.
Sedge flowers are often not very showy and this is the case with Morrow’s sedge. The flowers lack petals and are brown in color.
Fruit is not ornamentally important.
Morrow’s sedge prefers to grow in moderate to full shade and requires a consistently moist soil. It will not tolerate drought. For best growth, an acidic soil is needed. To keep the plant tidy, trim it back in spring.
Ice Dance Morrow’s sedge (Carex morrowii ‘Ice Dance’):
This cultivar has green leaves edged in white.
Silk Tassels Morrow’s sedge (Carex morrowii ‘ Silk Tassels’):
This cultivar has narrow, thread-like leaves with white margins.
Silver Sceptre Morrow’s sedge (Carex morrowii ‘Silver Sceptre’):
This cultivar has narrow leaves edged in white.