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Carex crinita

More About Carex crinita

  • Tuft-forming grass with an upright, cascading habit
  • Strap-like leaves are green, about 12 mm wide, triangular in cross section
  • Bristly flower spikelets top this plant
  • Golden-brown seed clusters, up to 10 cm long, droop downward
  • Bloom Time: May to June
  • 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:

100-125 cm

Colour:

Brown
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Fringed Sedge Growing and Maintenance Tips

The root system is fibrous and rhizomatous and often forms colonies of plants. Best grown in full sun to partial shade, and moist to wet conditions.


Carex crinita Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Fast
Fast
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Upright
Weeping

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge
Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Carex crinita

Carex comosa

Carex comosa

Bristly Sedge