A picture of a Forest Star Sedge

Forest Star Sedge

Cyperus albostriatus

Also known as

Dwarf Umbrella Plant, Diffused Flatsedge, Dwarf Umbrella-Grass, Umbrella-Plant

Full Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

8a-11b

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

90cm

80cm

Min

50cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Forest Star Sedge Overview

This is a low growing plant that is great for ground cover. It can even be used as lawns when mowed low to the ground. They are also great for planting around ponds as they can tolerate the moisture and will thrive happily.

Common problems with Forest Star Sedge

Generally pest & disease free.

    How to harvest Forest Star Sedge

    The stems can be used for basket making. Allow seed heads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds.

    How to propagate Forest Star Sedge

    Seed

    Division

    Special features of Forest Star Sedge

    Ground cover

    Attracts birds

    Wet sites

    Pot plant

    Other uses of Forest Star Sedge

    Excellent for wet areas, ponds and water gardens. Plant in shade in a moist position or in an area that gets some extra water.