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PlantFiles: White Star Grass, Star Rush, White Topped Sedge
Dichromena latifolia

Family: Cyperaceae (sy-peer-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dichromena (dy-KROH-men-uh) (Info)
Species: latifolia (lat-ee-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

Synonym:Rhynchospora latifolia

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Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo
Ponds and Aquatics

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
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Other details:
Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Soil pH requirements:
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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive joraines On Jun 12, 2013, joraines from Inman, SC wrote:

Love this plant and don't think it will take over like the regular rush was attempting to around our pond. I had to hack it out beginning this past December through mid-spring. The Star Rush has remained well behaved and has been covered with beautiful white star blossoms since I planted it in the moist margins of our pond here in zone 7b. I really love it. And if it spreads a bit, I won't mind at all.

Positive Kiyzersoze On May 26, 2010, Kiyzersoze from Coral Springs, FL (Zone 10b) wrote:

Growing on my canal bank this year. So far it doesn't seem like it will be invasive, staying close to the bank.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lynn Haven, Florida
Pompano Beach, Florida
Sanibel, Florida
Abita Springs, Louisiana
Inman, South Carolina

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