Grasses, Sedges & Rushes

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  • Carex rosea Rosy sedge, Stellate sedge PERENNIAL GRASS Z. 3-9

    Mounds of thinnest of medium green leaves mingled with stems with star shaped seed clusters in May-June

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    Carex rosea Rosy sedge, Stellate sedge, Curley-styled wood sedge   PERENNIAL GRASS Z. 3-9
    Mounds of thinnest of medium green leaves mingled with stems with star shaped seed clusters in May-June.

    Size: 12” x 10”
    Care: part shade and shade in moist well-drained soil
    Wildlife Value: No. Dakota south to TX & east incl. WI, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

    Collected before 1811.

  • Chasmanthium latifolium Northern Sea oats Z 5-9

    Graceful, pendulous oat-like spikes

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    Chasmanthium latifolium syn. Uniola latifolia   Northern Sea oats  Z 5-9
    In August – December Northern sea oats bear pendulous panicles of oat-like spikelets, emerging green and turning bronze. They hang on all winter.

    Size: 36" x 24"
    Care: full sun to part shade in any soil
    Native: Eastern U.S., New Jersey to Texas
    Wildlife Value: attracts butterflies

    Introduced by Michaux (1746-1802) extraordinary French plant hunter, who searched much of eastern No. America for plants. Indians ate the seeds for food. Used ornamentally since Victorian times for fresh and dried arrangements.

  • Deschampsia caespitosa Hair grass Z 4-9

    Airy pink panicles of seed heads

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    Deschampsia caespitosa  Hair grass  Z 4-9
    Airy pink panicles like delicate billowing clouds of seed heads top clumps of arching slender leaves in mid summer persisting through winter.

    Size: 2-4' x 18"
    Care: moist well-drained to moist soil in sun to shade.
    Native: Europe, Asia & No. America

    Deschampsia named for French botanist Deslongchamps (1774-1849).  This species found by the mid 1700’s.

  • Eragrostis spectabilis Purple Love grass Z. 5-9

    Profuse tiny purple panicles in August-September. One of internationally known garden designer Piet Oudolf’s 100 “MUST HAVE” plants, Gardens Illustrated 94 (2013)

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    Profuse tiny purple panicles in August-September. One of internationally known garden designer Piet Oudolf’s 100 “MUST HAVE” plants, Gardens Illustrated 94 (2013)

    Size: 2’ x 18”
    Care: Full sun in well-drained soil - (slow to emerge in spring)
    Native: Maine west to Minnesota, south to Arizona, Wisconsin native

    Eragrostis is Greek meaning “love”, (eros) and grass, agrostis. This species first named by botanist Frederick Pursh in his book Flora Americae Septronalis. (1813)