California meadow sedge. A native sedge well suited for use in natural garden meadows or in traditional gardens in lieu of lawn grass. Plants form dense colonies of rich green foliage that grows to no more than 6” tall in sun or shade. In his Color Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses, Rick Darke aptly describes meadow sedge as having a “tousled appearance”, and the narrow blades do indeed curl somewhat at the tips. Tolerant of a wide range of conditions and activities, meadow sedge will take occasional mowing, moderate traffic, tree root competition, drought and heavy soil. For optimal growth plant in well-drained soils with regular to moderate water in full sun. Plants are summer dormant without supplemental watering. Hardy to 10F. California to Washington.