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
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.
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
Soil MoistureMoist to Wet Soils
Wetland (Root submerged)
Flowering TimeLt. Spr-Sum