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Carex comosa

Also called Bottlebrush Sedge


More About Carex comosa

  • Tuft-forming grass with an upright, cascading habit
  • Leaves are green, about 6 mm wide, triangular in cross sections
  • Seed heads droop downward, in clumps of 2-6 spikelets, up to 8 cm long, May through July
  • 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:

3

Height:

100-125 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

Brown
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Bristly Sedge Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best grown in full sun and moist to wet conditions. Colonizes slowly by rhizomes. Tolerates some salt.


Carex comosa Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Salt Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Bog or water garden
Bog or water garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Wet Soils
Wetland (Root submerged)

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum
Summer

Habit

Upright
Vase-shape

Foliage Color

Green

 Suitable Substitutions for Carex comosa

Scirpus atrovirens

Scirpus atrovirens

Dark Green Bulrush

Carex crinita

Carex crinita

Fringed Sedge