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Carex vulpinoidea

More About Carex vulpinoidea

  • Slender, upright, slightly arching sedge, common to Ontario's wetlands
  • Stems are bluish-green, triangular in cross-section
  • Seed heads, at same height as the leaves, resemble a fox's tail
  • Plants emerge from elevated tufts (tussocks) in or near standing water
  • Bloom Time: May to July
  • Grass Type: Cool Season

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Cool Season Grasses: These grasses do the majority of their growing in early spring and continue whem 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:

50-90 cm

Spread:

40-50 cm

Colour:

Brown
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Fox Sedge Growing and Maintenance Tips

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


Carex vulpinoidea Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Moist to Wet Soils
Wetland (Root submerged)

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Clumping
Vase-shape
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge
Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Carex vulpinoidea

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