Berkeley sedge

Carex tumulicola


The Berkeley sedge is a hardy perennial grass-like plant with a clumping growth habit comprised of fine textured green leaves. In a few years time it develops into a graceful mounding plant to 1-1.5 ft. tall and 2-3 ft. wide. This soft textured species is a highly adaptable plant that has been used in understory areas, along pathways and on slopes for erosion control in residential and commercial landscapes.

Plant Type: Grass, Sedge
Foliage Character: Evergreen
Habit: Symmetrical, Mounding, Graceful, Clumping
Growth Rate: Moderate
Foliage Color: Medium green
Flower Color: Green
Flower Season: Winter, Spring
Soil Adaptations: Well-draining soil, Loam, Clay
Exposure Adaptations: Morning sun, Moderate shade, Heat, Cold hardy, All day sun
Function: Slopes, Rock gardens, Residential spaces, Raised planters, Parks and open space, Near pools and water features, Mass planting, Grouped, Foundations, Foliage accent plant, Container plant, Commercial spaces, Civic spaces, Borders, Banks, Small spaces
Height: 1 ft. – 1.5 ft.
Width: 1.5 ft. – 3 ft.