Carex tumulicola (syn. C. divulsa)

Berkeley sedge

Evergreen Grass / Grass-Like, Groundcover, Perennial

This drought tolerant, evergreen grass makes an excellent groundcover in sun or shade. Berkeley Sedge is also commonly sold as Carex tumulicola as well as C. divulsa.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Exposure: Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Average, Low, Regular / Even


Size: 12 - 18 tall x 18 - 36 wide
Shape / Form: Clumping, Mounding
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Attractive Foliage, Low Maintenance, Native Plant, Winter Interest, Year-round Interest

Foliage Color: Green

Bloom Season: Winter, Spring

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Beds and Borders, Edging, Erosion Control, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Naturalize, Small Gardens
Special Situations: Deer Resistant
Wildlife: Deer Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Year-round Interest, Three Seasons of Interest
Plant Behavior: Re-seeds in some conditions
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos