Texas Sedge (Carex texensis)
Texas sedge is rhizomatous perennials sedge that is an excellent choice for woodland gardens or as turf substitute for dry to moist shade. It also works when planted between stepping stone or en masse. Texas sedge has fine-textured leaves, and it works well with shade-loving perennials such as cedar sage, or spring wildflowers. It produces small flower spikes in late spring/early summer.
Texas sedge does best in dappled sun to shade. It will survive in full sun but will yellow and will need to be irrigated regularly. Once established, Texas sedge is drought tolerant and deer resistant. It does not require mowing, but it can be mowed on high setting in late winter if needed. It is a good native substitute for liriope or mondo grass.
AT A GLANCE
|Water use||Low to medium|
|Sun exposure||Part sun to shade|