This grass-like sedge is grown for its small size and bright variegated foliage. Its blades have cream stripes down them, which are the brightest in part shade. This plant forms a small arching clump that slowly spreads. It works well as a garden border or as in mass plantings.
It performs best in moist soil but can tolerate periods of dryness. It is somewhat evergreen in mild winters and should be cut back to the ground in later winter. This sedge prefers partial shade, losing its color in full sun. It does not have any serious pest or disease problems.