Ribbon Falls Sedge (Carex oshimensis ‘Ribbon Falls’)
Ribbon Falls Sedge
Gracefully flowing ribbons of lovely green leaves push up and out, cascading down around the Ribbon Falls Sedge (Carex oshimensis ‘Ribbon Falls’). This grass-like ornamental thrives in a variety of conditions, from full sun to shade.
While the Ribbon Falls Sedge can be evergreen in warm areas of the country, any dead foliage can be combed out of the plant in the Winter.
The Ribbon Falls Sedge is hardy, versatile, and looks amazing in hanging pots, in large mixed containers, along edges, or in mass planting.
Plant in full sun or part shade or full shade. This sedge loves rich soils with good moisture for the best growth possible!
If needed, use a general purpose fertilizer during the growing season. A layer of mulch around the base of the sedge is a great idea to help maintain moisture during drier seasons.
This clump forming sedge does best in well-drained soils, in growing zones 5 through 9, where it can reach a mature height of 18 inches. Once mature, clumps can be lifted and divided in the early Spring!
The flowers are not overly ornamental, as it’s grown mainly for its foliage. We might even suggest cutting off the seed heads for a cleaner look. In late Winter or early Spring, trim off any damaged foliage or individual leaves before it starts growing again.
|Common name||Ribbon Falls Sedge|
|Botanical name||Carex oshimensis 'Ribbon Falls'|
|Height||12 - 18 inches|
|Width||18 - 24 inches|
|Sunlight||Full Sun, Full Shade, Partial Shade|
|Soil condition||Well Drained|
|Pruning time||Late Winter|