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     If you love sedges but have a sunny site, check out Carex crinita.  This graceful and beautiful sedge grows naturally in open meadows, moist prairies, swamps and bogs, and along pond and stream banks.


     Fringed Sedge is a tall and likes to fill out, benefitting from room to spread.  Try it in a rain garden or along a border or even in a partly shady area.


     Bonus: Fringed Sedge also is evergreen, and it grows in clumps up to 3 feet tall before flowering.  In summer the flower spikelets droop, giving the sedge its name.


     Fun fact: crinita means long-haired :)



Fringed Sedge

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    • Latin: Carex crinita
    • Height: 2-3 feet tall; 3-4-foot spread
    • Light: Sun to part shade
    • Soil: Moist, wet
    • Bloom: Green, May to June
    • Foliage: Evergreen, shiny, blue-green
    • Landscape: Native to wet meadows, swamps, marshes and bogs; uplands in medium moisture
    • Resistance: Deer, rabbits, heavy clay, standing water
    • Native range here
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