Sparkler sedge. This striking variegated sedge originated as a sport off the solid green species and quickly surpassed its parent in popularity. The long slender leaves held in virtual whorls are broadly lined with creamy-white margins and give the plant its distinctive character. This handsome foliage forms on thick bamboo-like stalks to 2’ tall and brightens partly shaded corners through much of the year, until cold winter temperatures knock it down for the season. Plant in rich soil in part shade or full sun along the coast and provide regular water. Hardy to 10F. Japan.