Berkeley sedge

Carex divulsa

Photo/Illustration: 
Saxon Holt
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Berkeley sedge (Carex divulsa)
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Genus:  Carex
This sedge is one of the most adaptable of the ground-cover grasses. Its ability to look the same in sun or shade makes it a valuable asset in plantings that go in and out of full sun. Berkeley sedge is a good solution for areas under stress where lawn grasses often fail. The flowers are not particularly noteworthy.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Tolerates foot traffic and the occasional mowing.
Care:  Berkeley sedge is very adaptable and can grow in full sun to full shade and most any soil.
Propagation:  Divide in early spring.
Problems:  Infrequent.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Adaptable
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Ground Covers
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Grasses

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