Zone Map 6-9

Growth Cycle

Growth Cycle - Cool Growth Cycle - Cool Cool
Bloom: Bloom Season Scale
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Late Spring


  • Native to North America
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  • Thrives in wet areas
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Bioretention/Rain Gardens
  • Lawn Alternatives
  • Meadow/Prairie Plantings


  • Growth rate: slow-medium
  • Grow in 1, 2 or 3 gallon
  • Grow in well-drained media
  • Water needs: keep evenly moist
  • Fertilizing: use a slow release, low-rate fertilizer (sensitive rate)
  • Possible pests: no major pests
  • Overwintering: ideally, under poly to protect from extremes in moisture; do not overwater
  • Like most Carex in containers, too much water may rot the roots. Avoid overwatering.

*Note: please adapt these suggestions as needed to accommodate your local conditions.


  • Use to create a rich green ground cover
  • A low maintenance filler in large gardens
  • Evergreen in mild climates
  • Pendulous seed spikes add texture and interest in spring
  • Highly deer resistant
  • Use in part shade or sun
  • One of the taller North American native sedges

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