Carex vulpinoidea ~ Fox Sedge
Carex vulpinoidea ~ Fox Sedge
Carex vulpinoidea ~ Fox Sedge
Carex vulpinoidea ~ Fox Sedge
Carex vulpinoidea ~ Fox Sedge

Fox Sedge

Carex vulpinoidea

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Fox Sedge is a clumping wetland  native evergreen  grass with light green leaves radiating.  Stems sporting small green seedheads at the tips resembling fox tails sprawl out from the center from mid spring into summer.  Prefers  part sun and wet well-drained soils. 

Type: 

Orn. Grass

Origins:

Continental N. America; GA Native

Height: 

1' - 3'

Spread: 

0.5’ - 2’

Spacing: 

1’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

3 - 7

Culture: 

Full Sun Part Sun

Bloom Color: 

Green

Season of Interest: 

Spring,  Summer Year-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low maintenance. Do not let soils dry out.  Cut foliage to the ground and remove it in late winter.  Can be weedy and spread rapidly.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings,  Borders Woodland Gardens Wildlife Gardens Naturalized Areas Native Gardens Rock Gardensand Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS:  Wild Columbine Goldenstar Prairie Smoke

IMAGES:  Jay Sturner from USA, Brown Fox Sedge (Carex vulpinoidea) in wet meadow at the Morton Arboretum - Flickr - Jay Sturner (2), CC BY 2.0, (2)  Matt Lavin from Bozeman, Montana, USA,  Carex vulpinoidea - fox sedge - Flickr - Matt Lavin (8) CC BY-SA 2.0, (3)  Jay Sturner from USA,  Brown Fox Sedge (Carex vulpinoidea) in wet meadow at the Morton Arboretum - Flickr - Jay Sturner (3) CC BY 2.0, (4)  Matt Lavin from Bozeman, Montana, USA,  Carex vulpinoidea - fox sedge - Flickr - Matt Lavin (5) CC BY-SA 2.0

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