Carex eburnea, Bristle Leaf Sedge
Carex eburnea, Bristle Leaf Sedge

Carex eburnea, Bristle Leaf Sedge

A fantastic Missouri native, Bristle Leaf Sedge, Carex eburnea, looks like grass, but no mowing required! It grows beautifully in dark shady areas, even in dry soil under trees. Soft, thread-like green leaves form round clumps. A perfect choice for tough shady areas where grass won’t grow. Whitish green flowers in spring are insignificant. Easy to grow in moist or dry soil, over time it will naturalize, making it an ideal ground cover. Stoloniferous, it can form sizable colonies in good soil.  

Plant in full shade to part shade. Cut back once a year in late winter. 

Additional Information

Botanical Name

Carex eburnea

Common Name

Bristle Leaf Sedge

Bloom Color

White

Bloom Time

Spring

Foliage Color

Green

Light Requirements

Part Shade, Sun

Height

6-8″

Width

6-8″

Uses

Beds, Ground Cover, Mass Plantings, Missouri Native Plant, Naturalize

Resistance

Deer, Drought

Soil

Average, Poor, Rocky

Water Needs

Average, Low

Zone

2-8

Plant Type

Grass, Sedge