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Scirpus cyperinus

More About Scirpus cyperinus

  • Scirpus are not grasses, they are perennial sedges
  • Forms short tufts of grass-like blades
  • Flowers rise above the foliage on narrow upright stems
  • Large green inflorescences age to soft, woolly, cinnamon-coloured seeds
  • Bloom Time: June to July
  • Flower Height: 150 cm
  • Foliage height: 70 cm

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

 

Zone:

3

Height:

100-150 cm

Spread:

90-125 cm

Colour:

Green
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Wool Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows in marshes, along pond shorelines, or in bogs in full sun to light shade. Can be grown in the garden but must have a consistently moist soil. This self-seeding sedge also spreads slowly by rhizomes.


Scirpus cyperinus Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Wetland (Root submerged)
Moist to Wet Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Spring
Lt. Spr-Sum
Summer

Habit

Upright
Clumping

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Woodland/woods edge