Bristleleaf Sedge. A native groundcover and wonderful naturalizer, this shade-and-sun-loving bristleleaf sedge fits in anywhere — from woodland and rock gardens to perennial borders. Plants grow 6 to 8 inches tall and bear long, soft, threadlike foliage. In early spring, small whitish-green flower spikes appear. Plant in mass for a gorgeous green groundcover or as an edging plant. This hardy sedge tolerates dry conditions