Diverse in color, shape, texture or size, Carex (Sedge) is a very large genus of about 1,000 species and countless cultivars. Evergreen or deciduous, some produce a small fountain of gracefully arching foliage while others present a more upright appearance. They all add drama in the garden or in containers.

Easy to grow, low maintenance and tough, Sedges can help you create a terrific display with their bold variegated foliage cascading with elegance or the dramatic contrast their tufted, erect copper-bronze foliage offers when mixed with silvers or hot flower colors.

Carex oshimensis, Carex testacea, Carex morrowii, Container Panting, Sedge, Japanese Sedge, Evergreen Sedges, Variegated Sedges, Container plantingSpring container 
Carex Oshimensis 'Everlite', Bellis perennis, Myosotis scorpioides

Carex oshimensis, Carex testacea, Carex morrowii, Container Panting, Sedge, Japanese Sedge, Evergreen Sedges, Variegated Sedges, Container planting

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Carex Oshimensis 'Everoro', Primula, Myosotis scorpioides

If you want to create a magnificent display during the cold months of the year, opt for evergreen Sedges that will reliably brighten the dull days of winter.

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Carex Oshimensis 'Evercream', Angelonia angustifolia, Calibrachoa

Carex oshimensis, Carex testacea, Carex morrowii, Container Panting, Sedge, Japanese Sedge, Evergreen Sedges, Variegated Sedges, Container plantingSummer container 
Carex Oshimensis 'Everlite', Lavandula angustifolia, Petunia

They look terrific alongside other plants in pots or containers, whether perennials, annuals or other ornamental grasses. Enjoy combining colors and shapes to create a fabulous display.

Carex oshimensis, Carex testacea, Carex morrowii, Container Panting, Sedge, Japanese Sedge, Evergreen Sedges, Variegated Sedges, Container plantingFall container 
Carex Oshimensis 'Eversheen', Solanum pseudocapsicum

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Carex Oshimensis 'Everbrite', Heuchera, Gaultheria

Sedges require very little care and provide year-round interest. Place your pots or containers in sun or part shade and water regularly, particularly in the summer. However, do not overwater. Feed monthly with a liquid fertilizer during the growing season.

 

Carex oshimensis, Carex testacea, Carex morrowii, Container Panting, Sedge, Japanese Sedge, Evergreen Sedges, Variegated Sedges, Container plantingWinter container 
Carex Oshimensis 'Everest', Euonymus, Helleborus

 

Carex oshimensis, Carex testacea, Carex morrowii, Container Panting, Sedge, Japanese Sedge, Evergreen Sedges, Variegated Sedges, Container plantingWinter container 
Carex Oshimensis 'Everlite', Chamaecyparis lawsoniana, Viola

Here is a selection of wonderful Sedges, prized for their compact habit and delicate foliage.