This fun little swish of green reminds me of a Star Trek tribble. Remember those? Unlike tribbles, Eastern Star Sedge doesn’t reproduce rapidly, but it can be helped along by divisions.
This variety prefers dappled sunlight/part shade, and moist soils. Plant clumps in a woodland garden along with ferns and woodland wildflowers to form a gorgeously textured woodland garden.
Eastern Star Sedge gets its name from the tiny star-shaped flowers that appear on tall spikes above the grass blades. Songbirds enjoy the seeds produced, and the low profile and draping blades of grass provide habitat for various pollinators and small mammals (not tribbles).
Source: grown from seed originally from Toadshade Wildflower Farm, New Jersey.
Carex radiata (Eastern star sedge)
SIZE AND POT INFORMATION: More details coming in May type: grass sun needs: part sun/part shade, shade water needs: dry, average, moist height: 12" plant spacing: 1/sq ft bloom time: June bloom color: green
good plant companions
Field pussytoes, blue flag iris, Christmas fern
deer resistant (please note that does not mean deer proof)