Carex - Sedge

Carex is found worldwide. Some species are native to the U.S. Carex is most common in temperate and cold regions. If you see a clump of “grass” growing in shady standing water, chances are it is Carex. Hardy in Zones 5-9, this ornamental grows in wet to very moist soils but prefers evenly moist, well drained, loamy, sandy or clay soils.


Carex sedges are becoming more popular because they’re easy to take care of, gorgeous, and often the most colorful plant in the winter garden.


To learn more, read our article Carex Sedge: A Ground Cover Solution For Moist Soil.