Plant types and subtypes: Ground Covers, Grasses, Sedges, Ornamental Grasses
Light Requirements: part-sun, part-shade, shade
Water Use: low, medium
Soil Moisture: dry, moist
Soil Description: neutral, alkaline, average, poor, sand, gravel/rock
Bloom Time: April, May, June
Bloom Color: green
Leaf Color: green
Hardiness Zone: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Additional Tags: clumping, colonizing, drought tolerant, mounding, naturalizing, ornamental foliage, pond margin plant, rock garden plant, shade garden plant, stream margin plant, swamp plant
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Carex eburneaAlso known as:
Growing only to a height of 10", Carex eburnea is a compact grass, with needle-like green leaves. Growing in delicate tufts, it is an attractive multipurpose grass. Its native range includes rocky bluffs, as well as riperian areas that experience very wet winter and springs. It is classified as a facultative upland species, meaning it usually occur in non-wetlands, but may occur in wetlands.
Very easy to grow in just about any conditions, the compact form and attractive foliage of bristleleaf sedge, make it a good choice for use in rock gardens and shade gardens alike. Though it will naturalize, it does not spread aggressively and can be grown as a specimen. When planted in mass, it will create an effective ground cover in part sun or shade, in dry or moist soil that is loose, sandy, or even rocky. Previous years foliage should be cut back before the beginning of the new growing season to preserve a neat appearance. Extremely cold hardy. Zones 2-8.
Propagate by seed, or clump division in early spring.
Bristleleaf sedge can be cut back regularly during its growing season, making a good native option for a low traffic shaded lawn.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
AL, AR, CT, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY
USDA Endangered Status:
- Endangered: ME, MD, NH, PA
- Rare: IN
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