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Carex stipata

More About Carex stipata

  • Tuft-forming grass with an upright, cascading habit
  • Leaves are green, about 6 mm wide, triangular in cross section
  • Brownish-green flower heads look like bushy foxtails
  • Seed heads are erect, vertical, up to 8 cm long
  • Possibly the most common sedge in Ontario wetlands
  • 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:

3b

Height:

90-125 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

Brown
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Awl Fruited Sedge Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best grown in full sun, in moist to wet conditions, like standing water. Colonizes slowly by rhizomes.


Carex stipata Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Wetland (Root submerged)
Moist to Wet Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Spreading
Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Woodland/woods edge

 Suitable Substitutions for Carex stipata