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Carex hystericina

More About Carex hystericina

  • Tuft-forming grass with an upright, cascading habit
  • Leaves are green, about 6 mm wide, triangular in cross section
  • Prickly cylindrical spikelets
  • Seed heads droop downward, up to 8 cm long
  • Bloom Time: June
  • Grass Type: Cool Season

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario and much of North America. 

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:

60-80 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

Brown
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Porcupine Sedge Growing and Maintenance Tips

The root system is fibrous and rhizomatous and often forming colonies of plants. Grows best in full sun or partial shade, and moist to wet conditions.


Carex hystericina Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Moist to Wet Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Weeping
Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Naturalizing

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