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Carex rosea (rosy sedge) Carex rosea (rosy sedge)
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Carex rosea

rosy sedge

Carex rosea, or rosy sedge, is a petite woodland sedge with fine-textured foliage and elegant star-like flower clusters that appear in spring. Topping out at roughly a foot tall, the tidy bright green clumps provide form and function when used en masse—or is just as noticeable dotted about the landscape.


Height

12 Inches

Spread

12-16 Inches

Spacing

12 in

Bloom Color

Green

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

Good Substitutions

Small's beardtongue Penstemon smallii
oak sedge Carex pensylvanica
eastern star sedge Carex radiata

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Shade
Full Shade
Part Sun
Part Sun
Moist
Moist
Pollinator-friendly
Pollinator-friendly
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Groundcover
Groundcover
Summer
Summer

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Dry
Green Infrastructure
Lawn Alternative
Wetland Indicator Status
Falcutative Upland (FACU)
Falcutative (FAC)
Plug Type
Landscape Plug™
Attributes
Ornamental Foliage
Native to North America
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Late Spring / Early Summer
Propagation Type
Open pollinated
Grass Type
Cool Season