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Greater Woodrush

  • Scientific Name: Luzula sylvatica 
  • Garden: Beneficial Insects and Compost Garden
  • Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen
  • Sun/Shade Exposure: Full Sun to Full Shade
  • Moisture Requirements: Dry

Plant Information

This is the most common form of this tough and good-looking woodland sedge. The wide curving leaves are finely lined in yellow on the margins. It gives this useful plant extra dimension. To 18″ across and forming multiple rosettes. In spring 1′ spikes carrying showy tan flowers create a haze. Rich to average well drained soil with consistent summer moisture. Full sun (with regular summer water) to quite dense shade. Useful evergreen for winter containers. Excellent winter appearance. Long lived, easy to grow. Takes very dry shade when established. Plant type: Grass or Grass-like, Herbaceous perennial | Sun exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade Biome: Dry Shade, Low Water/No Water, Oregon Coast | USDA Hardiness zone: Zn5a -15º to -20ºF Foliage color: Dark Green, Variegated | Foliage season: Evergreen

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LUSY leaf Xera Plants (©2020 Xera Plants)
About the Master Gardeners Natural Gardens
The demonstration gardens are meant to show different ways to practice earth-friendly techniques at home. There are eight beautiful backyard example gardens that fit any yard size or preference.
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