Carex phyllocephala T.Koyama

Palm Sedge

Family: Cyperaceae

Genus: Carex

Category: Grass

Zones: (6)7 to 10

Size: To 2' tall and spreading

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Filtered Sun, Part Shade, Shade


Green leaves are in whorls at the top of the stems. Fertile, well-drained soil. Cool season grass. Can grow in full sun but need a lot of water.



Native to China and introduced to Japan originally for medicinal purposes.

Published in Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 16: 40 in 1955.


Sources of Information

© 2010-12 Lisa J. Miner