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Carex pseudocyperus

Also called Sedge Hop


More About Carex pseudocyperus

  • Tuft-forming grass with an upright, cascading habit
  • Leaves are yellow-green, about 6 mm wide and triangular in cross section
  • Spikes of tiny green or brown flowers
  • Seed heads droop downward in clumps of 2-6 spikelets, up to 8 cm long
  • Bloom Time: June to August
  • Grass Type: Cool Season

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Cool Season Grasses: These grasses do the majority of their growing in early spring and start again when temperatures start to cool in the fall. During the warmer summer months, they stop growing and some will even go dormant. Cool season grasses flower in the spring or early summer. Most cool season grasses grow best in a consistently moist soil.

 

Zone:

4

Height:

60-90 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

Brown

Cypress Sedge Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best grown in full sun to partial shade in moist to wet conditions, like standing water. Colonizes slowly by rhizomes.

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Carex pseudocyperus Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Bog or water garden
Bog or water garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Wet Soils
Wetland (Root submerged)

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Clumping
Upright
Spreading

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge
Naturalizing