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Carex rosea

Also called Curly Wood Sedge


More About Carex rosea

  • Thick clumps of delicate, arching foliage
  • Deep green, narrow leaves
  • Produces unique, star-like seed clusters
  • Named for the rosy colour on one small portion of the green seed heads
  • Bloom Time: May to June

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:

20-30 cm

Spread:

5-10 cm

Colour:

Brown
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Rosy Sedge Growing and Maintenance Tips

They will grow in dry, moist or wet woodlands including difficult, dry, shady sites in bright shade or full sun. Established plants are drought tolerant, pest resistant and unpalatable to deer and other herbivores.


Carex rosea Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Bog or water garden
Bog or water garden
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils

Attributes

Fruit

Flowering Time

Spring
Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Upright
Clumping

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Woodland/woods edge