Landscape Sedges

Sedges For Ornamental Landscaping.

Sedges are plants suited to growing in wet, boggy areas and are  adaptable to growing in dry situations as well.  In their natural environment, many sedges grow in ephemeral swamps and drainage lines where they can be inundated with water in wet seasons and are dry during dry times.

They naturally have a high drought tolerance perfect for xeriscape styled gardens and constructed dry creek beds and wetlands.

The following Landscape Sedges are varieties that have proven to be versatile landscape plants. These have ornamental foliage and flowers and will provide interest inthe landscape as features. Landscape Sedges blend perfectly with Native Grasses to provide colour and foliage variations and contrasts. They can also be used in Constructed Wetlands and Rain Gardens and they perform well as bio-filter plants while adding ornamentally to the design.

Twizzler makes a great water plant feature TWIZZLER® Lepironia articulata 'LA20' 'Twizzler' Lepironia articulata LA20 - a cultivar of Lepironia articulata, a fresh water Macrophyte that grows in ephemeral swamps, from 100mm—1m deep. 'Twizzler' has tortured,…
Carex appressa is a tough landscape sedge for wet and dry zones Carex appressa Carex appressa - 'Tall Sedge', is a tussock with lime green upright to spreading foliage. Its foliage may scratch, so best kept away from pedestrian traffic. Great foliage contrast with…
Juncus usitatus is a versatile plant for dry and wet situations. Juncus usitatus Juncus usitatus - An upright sedge with a tussock habit that makes a good accent plant. It has green cylindrical foliage, with tones of copper during winter. Juncus is a versitile sedge that is ideal…
Ficinia nodosa, commonly called 'Knobby Club Rush' Ficinia nodosa (syn Isolepis nodosa) Ficinia nodosa - Formerly know as Isolepis nodosa (commonly called 'Knobby Club Rush') is an upright to gently weeping sedge with evergreen deep green cylindrical foliage. It is ideal for…
Gahnia sieberiana Gahnia sieberiana Gahnia sieberiana - 'Red-Fruit Saw Sedge', forms a very large tussock that will make the ideal screening plant. Like G. clarkei, it to is best kept away from pedestrian traffic as it has…
Gahnia clarkeii have flowers stems that are held above the foliage. Gahnia clarkei Gahnia clarkei - 'Tall Saw-Sedge', a large sedge forming a thick tussock to 2.5m tall and 2 m wide. Gahnia is great as a screen plant for large gardens and can be used as a back drop for…