Hop sedge almost exclusively occurs in wetlands. It is well adapted to mucky soil and is typically found growing in boggy areas, wet ditches, along pond and stream margins, as well as flooded woodlands. It is one of the most ornamental sedges for use in rain gardens. Clumps will slowly expand by means of short rhizomes.
Hop sedge has light-green foliage with a fountain-like, clumping form. The flowering spikelets are attractive, conspicuous, and made of tightly clustered spiked scales.
Source: Izel Plants