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Rhynchospora colorata/White Star Sedge

Rhynchospora colorata / Rhynchospora colorata
Handsome white flowers float on tall stems
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Handsome white flowers float on tall stems

A colony of the white star-shaped flowers in the Atlanta Botanical Garden

A ground cover of this sedge in full bloom can be a handsome sight

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Scientific Name: Rhynchospora colorata
Common Name: White Star Sedge
Plant Type: Evergreen
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
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Comments: The part of the plant that is most noteworthy is actually a bract or modified leaf because the white flowers are very small and of little ornamental value. The foliage is triangular to round grasslike sedge. This is an excellent plant for Savannah plantings.