grass in the pavement

dutch_rondo(8, Netherlands)July 22, 2006

I want to create a few empty spaces in my pavement and fill them with small grasses, sedges or other grasslike plants. It's a very shady spot. From the books on ornamental grasses I've learned that Catlin sedge (Carex texensis) would be perfect, and it's definitely the kind of thing I'm looking for, but I I've never seen it in a nursery in this part of the world. Any suggestions for alternative solutions?

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I'd say your best bet is to talk to landscapers who can get you a flat of plugs from a grower. C. texensis is one of several sedges used over here as lawn substitutes.

Linked below is a short piece by John Greenlee, describing Catlin Sedge and a few other similar sedges.

Here is a link that might be useful: Lawn Sedges

    Bookmark   July 22, 2006 at 9:12AM
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