Plant types and subtypes: Grasses, Sedges, Wetland Grasses, Ornamental Grasses
Light Requirements: sun, part-sun, part-shade
Water Use: high
Soil Moisture: moist, wet
Soil Description: rich, loam, clay, sand
Bloom Time: May, June
Bloom Color: green
Leaf Color: green, lime-green
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Additional Tags: attracts birds, bog plant, clumping, colonizing, deer resistant, naturalizing, ornamental foliage, pond margin plant, stream margin plant, swamp plant, wetland plant
Pricing & Availability
Carex lupulinaAlso known as:
Carex lupulina var. pedunculata, Carex ×macounii
Carex lupulina is robust, attractive sedge with light-green foliage and a fountain-like, clumping form. It is one of the taller sedges, with leaves that are erect to gently arching, and that grow up to a height of 4'. The flowering spikelets are large - 2 1/2" by 1" - attractive, conspicuous, and made of tightly clustered spiked scales.
Hp 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 can withstand regular inundation, and is one of the most ornamental sedges for use in rain gardens. Clumps will slowly expand by means of short rhizomes. The root system is fibrous and dense, making this species a favorite option for soil stabilization and erosion control. It is one of the more shade tolerant wetland sedges. Zones 4-10
Propagate from seed or by clump division.
The seeds are very attractive to many species of wetland birds. Very deer resistant.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV
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