Carex pansa (meadow sedge)
An alternative to turf grass. Dune sedge can grow up to a foot tall and spreads by rhizomes. It prefers more water than other grasses and will go partially dormant in summer without additional watering. This plant produces a pollen that can produce an allergic reaction.
When the grass goes dormant in the late summer or fall you can mow before new growth emerges.
- Plant in full sun to partial shade
- Best in sandy soil
- Moderate water requirements
- Great companion plant under evergreen oaks
- Attracts butterflies
-Hardy to 10 degrees
- Native to California