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grass in the pavement

Posted by dutch_rondo 8, Netherlands (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 22, 06 at 2:57

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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RE: grass in the pavement

  • Posted by donn_ 7a, GSB, LI, NY (My Page) on
    Sat, Jul 22, 06 at 9:12

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

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