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Carex Appressa - Sedge Grass

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Suitable for all areas of Australia, this perennial sedge has tufted and upright arching green foliage that produces rusty brown flower heads from spring to summer. This sedge grass makes an ideal ornamental variety for landscaping. 

Valuable in preventing creek bank erosion (at the bank/water interface) as the fibrous roots stabilise the soil. Also slows water flow in drainage lines. Provides protection for frogs and habitat for various insects. Koori (mainland) use: Leaves were used for weaving baskets and similar implements. Suitable below powerlines. 

  • Perennial Grass
  • Tolerate frosts 
  • Wetlands and Dry positions

Sow Direct or Raise Seedlings. Well drained soil media

Watering Method: Bog Method/ Capillary

Sowing Depth 5mm. Keep Moist
When to sow in Australia

Tropical: Spring, Late summer, Autumn and Winter

Temperate: Spring to Early Summer. Autumn

Cool climate: Spring to Summer 

Germination Sporadic from 14 to 80 days at 15 – 30°C
Plant Spacing 50cm
Height 80 - 100cm
Position Full Sun to part shade