Wooden Surface

Carex radiata

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).


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Carex radiata (Eastern star sedge)

  • details

    SIZE: 1/2 quart pot
    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

  • special notes

    deer resistant (please note that does not mean deer proof)