A clumping, ornamental sedge for shady areas with rich, moist soil. Eastern star sedge has fine, narrow leaf blades and star-like flower clusters. It is semi-evergreen.
Another common name for this plant is "straight-styled wood sedge" and it refers to the female flower's style, which is more or less straight. This attribute is often the best way to differentiate C. radiata from its look-alike cousin, C. rosea, whose styles are curled.
Uses: Groundcover, rain gardens, birds
Bloom time: April - May
Height: Up to 2 feet
Space: 1 to 2 feet
Sun: Medium sun to mostly shade
Moisture: Average to moist