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April 14, 2014
millener wrote:
What is this plant that kills grass?
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I'm not sure I understand your question but the plant in the photo is Carex pendula. It runs over turf grass in shades it out enough that the grass either dies or is easily removed manually.
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Donald Pell - Gardens added this to Exuberant Self-Seeders for Gorgeous, Easy-Care Gardens
Hard to find but worth the search, drooping sedge (Carex pendula, zones 5 to 9) is a monster among the sedges. This plant tends to be semievergreen, depending on exposure, and can consume turf grass — such as in this photo, where it was planted in my lawn as an experiment. Within two years most of the grass had died away, buried under the shade of the large leaves with minimal weeding. With so many great plants out there to consider, I encourage you to look for and embrace aggression in your garden. Plants like barrenwort (Epimedium 'Frohnleiten'), comfrey (Symphytum), houttuynia (Houttuynia cordata), plume poppy (Macleaya cordata), blue false indigo (Baptisia australis) and Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium 'Gateway') all have places in the garden. The most important lesson I hope I can impart is that gardening doesn't have to be expensive. If you are mulching or weeding, stop and question your methodology and planting selections. The right plant in its right place is the right solution!More: Why mass plantings work better in the landscape

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debdirsch added this to yard
September 2, 2014
drooping sedge (carex pendula)
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May 4, 2014
drooping sedge- carex pendula zones 5-9
kimbfox added this to Landscape idea
October 19, 2013
Plant Material - Self Seeder Drooping Sedge (FDC)
jackie1220 added this to jackie1220's Ideas
September 25, 2013
Great ideas!
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September 18, 2013
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September 16, 2013
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Rodd added this to Rodd's Garden Ideas
September 9, 2013
Hard to find but worth the search, drooping sedge (Carex pendula, zones 5 to 9) is a monster among the sedges. This plant tends to be semievergreen, depending on exposure, and can consume turf grass — such as in this photo, where it was planted in my lawn as an experiment. Within two years most of the grass had died away, buried under the shade of the large leaves with minimal weeding.
djembay1234 added this to drought tolerant plants and driftwood
September 5, 2013
drooping sedge
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September 2, 2013
drooping sedge
gin430 added this to gin430's Ideas
August 29, 2013
Drooping Sedge
merebodey added this to merebodey's ideas
August 28, 2013
Drooping sedge (Carex pendula)
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August 27, 2013
drooping sedge
drinksva added this to Landscape
August 27, 2013
Hard to find but worth the search, drooping sedge (Carex pendula, zones 5 to 9) is a monster among the sedges. This plant tends to be semievergreen, depending on exposure, and can consume turf grass — such as in this photo, where it was planted in my lawn as an experiment. Within two years most of the grass had died away, buried under the shade of the large leaves with minimal weeding.
millener added this to millener's ideas
August 26, 2013
kills grass
djlabar added this to Hillside Covering
August 26, 2013
Very aggressive grass - would prevent other things from growing on hillside, perhaps?
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August 25, 2013
lawn
bickel18 added this to bickel18's ideas
August 25, 2013
drooping sege
eclecticgoddess added this to in my garden
August 25, 2013
Drooping sedge, will take over lawn/semi-evergreen.
mbegraf added this to OUTSIDE LANDSCAPING IDEAS
August 25, 2013
like the looks of this
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August 25, 2013
drooping sedge - will take over lawn grasses
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August 25, 2013
Alternative ground cover
Nora Elizabeth added this to Self-seeders
August 25, 2013
drooping sedge - (carex pendula) (z 5-9) Monster among sedges. Can consume turf grass depending on exposure. This photo took 2 yrs. Also try barren wort (Epimedium Frohnleiten), comfrey (symphytum), houttuynia cordata, plume poppy (macleaya cordata), blue false indigo (babtistia australis) & Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium Gateway)
sbrower added this to sbrower's ideas
August 25, 2013
Drooping sedge (carex pendula, zones 5 to 9) is a monster among the sedges. It's semi-evergreen, and can consume turf grass. Plant it in the lawn, and it will gradually kill it, burying it under the shade of the large leaves with minimal weeding.
auburnlandscape added this to Ideas for Garden Landscaper 2013
August 25, 2013
Garden #8 Hard to find but worth the search, drooping sedge (Carex pendula, zones 5 to 9) is a monster among the sedges. This plant tends to be semievergreen, depending on exposure, and can consume turf grass — such as in this photo, where it was planted in my lawn as an experiment. Within two years most of the grass had died away, buried under the shade of the large leaves with minimal weeding. With so many great plants out there to consider, I encourage you to look for and embrace aggression in your garden. Plants like barrenwort (Epimedium 'Frohnleiten'), comfrey (Symphytum), houttuynia (Houttuynia cordata), plume poppy (Macleaya cordata), blue false indigo (Baptisia australis) and Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium 'Gateway') all have places in the garden. The most important lesson I hope I can impart is that gardening doesn't have to be expensive. If you are mulching or weeding, stop and question your methodology and planting selections. The right plant in its right place is the right solution! More: Why mass plantings work better in the landscape
Linda Anthony added this to Garden/Yard
August 25, 2013
Hard to find but worth the search, drooping sedge (Carex pendula, zones 5 to 9) is a monster among the sedges. This plant tends to be semievergreen, depending on exposure, and can consume turf grass — such as in this photo, where it was planted in my lawn as an experiment. Within two years most of the grass had died away, buried under the shade of the large leaves with minimal weeding.
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August 25, 2013
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August 25, 2013
Edge plant.
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