Plant types and subtypes: Ground Covers, Grasses, Sedges, Ornamental Grasses
Light Requirements: part-shade, shade
Water Use: low
Soil Moisture: dry, moist
Soil Description: rich, average
Bloom Time: April, May
Bloom Color: yellow, green
Leaf Color: green, lime-green
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Additional Tags: clumping, colonizing, drought tolerant, naturalizing, ornamental foliage, shade garden plant, woodland plant
Pricing & Availability
Carex woodiiAlso known as:
Carex colorata, Carex tetanica var. woodii
Carex woodii is a fine-textured sedge with light-green, thin foliage. As a specimen, it will form a low-growing, graceful clump up to 12" tall. Planted en masse, it creates a sod-like ground cover.
Carex woodii is a cool season species, with most of its new growth, and fruiting, occurring in spring. It is typically found in rich, moist to dry deciduous forests. It is low maintenance and drought resistant. It slowly forms clumps and small colonies by means of rhizomatous roots, and can be planted in groups to form an elegant, non-aggressive woodland ground cover. Zones 4-8
Propagate by clump and root division in early spring. Can be propagated by seed, however seed production and viability is low.
Pretty sedge is resistant to deer and other herbivores. The specific epithet "woodii" is not a reference to this species' adaptation to woodland environments, but rather to the the 18th century English botanist William Wood.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
CT, DC, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, MD, MI, MN, NC, NY, OH, PA, SC, VA, WI, WV
USDA Endangered Status:
- Special Concern: CT
- Threatened: IL
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