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Japanese Sedge, Creeping Broad-leaf Sedge
Scientific Name: Carex siderosticta Hance
Synonym: Carex morrowii
Family: Cyperaceae
Japanese Sedge, Creeping Broad-leaf Sedge (Carex  siderosticta)
Carex siderosticta 'variegata' at the New York Botanical Garden
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 1-9, 14-24, 28-45
USDA: 5-9

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix

Heat Tolerance: Keep in the shade in summer

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: Japan

Growth Habits: Perennial to 6 inches tall, 12 inches in diameter, deciduous in cooler climate

Watering Needs: Keep the soil moist

Propagation: Runners

In Phoenix, this Carex is a capricious groundcover. It is also eaten by slugs, enjoying both the moist soil and the plant.

Blooming Habits:
Decoratively insignificant small red to brown flowers appear in summer.

Fruiting Habits:

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