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Carex praegracilis

Carex praegracilis

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Clustered field sedge, Expressway Sedge, Slim Sedge

An alternative to turf grass.  Dune sedge can grow up to three feet tall and wide.

When the grass goes dormant in the late summer or fall you can mow before new growth emerges.  If watered regularly this grass will not go dormant. 

Plant with: 

Marsh Elder (Iva hayesiana), Alkali Heath (Frankenia salina), Cardinal Monkeyflower (Mimulus cardinalis), Scarlet Lobelia (Lobelia cardinalis), Yerba Santa (Anemopsis californica), Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium bellum), Marsh Fleabane (Pluchea odorata), Iris sp., Dwarf Juniper (Juniperus communis), Deer Grass (Muhlenbergia sp.), Strawberry (Fragraria sp.), and Rushes (Juncus sp.)

- Plant in full sun 

- Best in clay and sandy soil

- Moderate water requirements

- Great companion plant under evergreen oaks

-Hardy to 10 degrees

- Native to California