Grasses, Sedges & Rushes

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  • Carex montana Soft-leaved Sedge Z 4-10

    Soft mounding grass with small brown flower spikes March-April

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    Soft mounding grass with small brown flower spikes March-April

    Size: 10” X 10”
    Care: Part sun to shade in well-drained soil
    Native: Europe, Caucasas, West Siberia

    Linnaeus 1753

  • 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.