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A large genus of about 2,000 species of grasslike plants grown for their foliage rather than flowers. For cool locations in moist to well-drained soil. Sun or part shade. The smaller species are excellent edging plants, while the larger plants are wonderful en masse or as specimens.

CAREX crinitaSummer759
Fringed Sedge1.2m  Zone: 4
Native to wet woods in eastern North America. This is similar to the European C. pendula, but much more cold tolerant. A large species with an elegant arching habit, moving gracefully with woodland breezes. Becomes tallest in moist to wet shady sites, but can be grown in the woodland garden in average soil. The inflorescences are long, and dangling, like tails between the green foliage. Seed wild collected in Ontario.
Germination Instructions: Cold treatment required.
50 seeds  $4.00   

CAREX grayiSpring762
Gray's or Morning-Star Sedge90cm  Zone: 4
A clump-forming native of eastern North American meadows and woodlands. This is a tall sedge with medium green foliage. Produces conspicuous, attractive light green lace-shaped seed heads (2-4cm long). Requires moisture. Seed wild collected in Ontario.
Germination Instructions: Cold treatment required.
12 seeds  $3.75   

CAREX morrowiiSpring778
Japanese Sedge30-40cm  Zone: 5
Although this is most often seen in one of its variegated cultivar forms; the clumping species is native to Japan, growing in mountainous woods. A beautiful small, evergreen ornamental, forming a symmetrical clump of handsome, slender green leaves. The drooping flower spikes are insignificant, but its clean foliage adds plenty of structure and presence in a lightly shaded spot. In a cool summer climate is happy open grown.
30+ seeds  $4.00   

CAREX muskingumensisSummer754
Palm-Branch Sedge75cm  Zone: 2
One of my favorite plants. Native to the Great Lakes region of Canada and the USA. Grown in full sun, and moist soil, as we do, the beautiful foliage takes on a lovely, distinctive yellow-green that combines superbly with Blue Oat Grass. Foliage resembles palm fronds which gives this plant a very tropical appearance. Distinctive brown seeds dangle in between the leaves from summer onwards. For sun or shade. Prefers moist soil and will grow in shallow water 3-4" deep, when young, deeper as it matures. Will flop in too much shade.
Germination Instructions: Easy, warm germinator.
20 seeds  $4.00   

CAREX thyphina3749
Cattail Sedge30-90cm  Zone: 3/4
Native to Quebec and Ontario, growing in wet sites with partly sunny or partly shaded exposures. Plants prosper in difficult wet mucky soils, in shallow standing water or in sites that are seasonally flooded. Tufts of medium-green basal leaves and elongated spikelets (which superficially look like the flower of a cattail).
Germination Instructions: Cold treatment required.
30 seeds  $4.00   

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