Hardy, eastern North American perennial sedge
Description: Fountain-shaped mounds of broad, 1”-wide, shiny green, dimpled foliage; white and purple inflorescences emerge in mid spring; mostly evergreen
Habit: Grows 8-10” high and up to 12” wide; clump-forming and vigorous; slowly spreads by rhizomes and seed to form colonies
Culture: Prefers partial to full shade and moist to average soil; tolerates dry sites and some drought
Hardiness: Cold hardy to USDA Zone 3
Origin: Eastern North America
Attributes: Drought tolerant; Groundcover; Container plant
Sedges are an immense genus that exists worldwide and many native and introduced species now grow throughout North America. First described in 1792 by French biologist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck in Encyclopédie Méthodique: Botanique from flowering specimens growing in the Jardin du Roi in Paris, Seersucker Sedge has a native range in rich, moist woodlands from Quebec and Ontario south to Georgia and Alabama. This especially ornamental sedge can be used as an accent plant or massed in group plantings in shade gardens, along pathways and waterways, and in containers.