An almost evergreen sedge that thrives in the mid-day shade of trees, particularly cedar trees. It is often found in crevices of limestone bluffs. This is a deer tolerant plant. It has a very fine leaf texture. Use as a groundcover or "green mulch" in shady wildflower beds; it spreads slowly by rhizomes. Six- to 10-inch diameter clumps can form from our 2-inch plants in a single growing season.Uses: Groundcover, shade beds, ornamental grassBloom time: May - JulyHeight: 4 to 8 inchesSpace: 8 to 12 inchesSun: light sun to full shadeMoisture: dry to average
Seed can be collected a little on the green side beginning in late April but more often is harvested in May or June. It germinates best if you sow it right away; some will come up about two months later, and the rest will be up the following spring.