Hardy North American perennial sedge
Description: Arching mounds of narrow, shiny green foliage; bristly dark brown seed clusters that resemble fox tails emerge in late spring; semi-evergreen in warmer zones
Habit: Grows 1-3’ tall and wide; clump-forming
Culture: Prefers partial shade and moist to wet soil; tolerates full sun if not allowed to dry out
Hardiness: Cold hardy to USDA Zone 3
Carex is an immense genus that exists worldwide and many native and introduced species now grow throughout North America. The Fox Sedge has a broad native range spanning across Canada and the United States. This ornamental sedge thrives along waterways, in deciduous woodlands and rain gardens, and helps to stabilize sloped ground. Deer avoid this plant, but it is a food and host plant for some skipper species of butterflies and turtles eat the seeds.
Fox sedge arrives in a 1 quart pot.