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Our Carex Collection offers a selection of sedges working as verdant groundcovers adaptable to a wide variety of site conditions. From obligate to upland conditions, 388 North Creek Road Landenberg, PA 19350 877.ECO.PLUG | 610.255.0100

sedges thrive in an assortment of environments, help to control erosion, provide habitat, and are an excellent native alternative to Liriope and Mondo grass. Take advantage of the versatility of this genus by creating a native sedge collection. From the shade and sun tolerant Carex amphibola to the deer tolerance of Carex stricta and the erosion control capacity of Carex pensylvanica, sedges are a

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fantastic lawn alternative and act as a living mulch for the perennial border.

Carex arranged by soil moisture preference with plant attributes Carex sp.

Species

Common Name

Carex emoryi Carex lurida Carex stricta Carex vulpinoidea Carex muskingumensis Carex radiata Carex amphibola Carex cherokeensis Carex dolichostachya Gold FountainsTM Carex flaccosperma Carex laxiculmus Bunny Blue® Carex 'Silver Sceptre' Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance' Carex oshimensis 'Evergold' Carex pensylvanica Carex eburnea Carex flacca 'Blue Zinger' Carex appalachica Carex plantaginea Carex platyphylla

Emory's sedge shallow sedge upright sedge fox sedge Muskingum sedge eastern star sedge eastern narrowleaf sedge Cherokee sedge sedge thinfruit sedge sedge sedge sedge sedge Pennsylvania sedge bristleleaf sedge heath sedge Appalachian sedge plantainleaf sedge broadleaf sedge

Carex appalachica

Carex platyphylla

Carex ‘Silver Sceptre’

WIS OBL OBL OBL OBL OBL FACW FAC FAC

FAC

FACU

Height Hardiness 18-24" 2-3' 3-4' 2-3' 2-3' 1-2' 1-2' 1-2' 10-12" 6-12" 10-12" 12" 15-18" 12" 8-12" 6" 6-10" 12" 8-10" 8-12"

Carex pensylvanica

5-9 3-8 5-8 3-7 4-8 4-8 3-9 6-9 5-9 5-8 5-9 5-9 3-8 5-8 4-8 2-8 5-8 3-8 4-8 4-8

Plant Attributes NA C3

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light requirements rh rhizomatous NA native C3 cool season C4 warm season pollinator friendly deer resistant S salt tolerance E erosion control WIS wetland indicator status

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NA C3 NA C3 NA C3

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C3 NA C3

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C3 C3

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C3 NA C3

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Carex plantaginea

Carex pensylvanica

Carex eburnea

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