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Dichromena latifolia
JLBG @ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Dichromena latifolia

White-top Star Grass

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Item #: 4757

Zones: 7a to 10b, at least

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 15" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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(syn: Rhynchospora latifolia) From the savannah and marsh regions of coastal Virginia through Florida comes this truly bizarre member of the sedge family. The slowly spreading patches (3' wide in 2 years) of Dichromena latifolia are composed of sedge-like foliage until mid-May (NC), when the 15" stalks are topped with spectacular white bracts (modified leaves) that surround the tiny flowers. While dichromena will prosper in all but the driest of garden soils, it prefers a moist boggy site, right beside the leaking water garden pool. If you've got a horticultural know-it-all nearby, I bet a white-top sedge will fool them!

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