Carex plantaginea, Plantainleaf Sedge, Wholesale Native Bare Root Perennial Grass

$2.00

Carex plantaginea, Plantainleaf Sedge, Native Bare Root Perennial 

Bare Root Perennials are dug and shipped while dormant, late October-mid April.

Minimum purchase of 50 plants required.

50 or more $2.00 each
200 or more $1.80 each

500 or more $1.60 each

1000 or more $1.45

For Shipping, Install and additional info please see “About Bare Root“.

Native bare root ferns are dug and shipped while dormant, mid November to early spring.

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Check the native status of this species for your area via the USDA Plants Database here

 

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Description

Carex plantaginea, Plantainleaf Sedge, Wholesale Native Bare Root Perennial Grass

Carex plantaginea, Plantainleaf Sedge, Native Bare Root Perennial

Plant Characteristics
Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Leaf Margin: Entire
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual , Monoecious
Inflorescence: Spike

Plantainleaf Sedge Native BareRoot

Flower:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.
Bloom Information
Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
Bloom Notes: Perianth absent. Bloom time refers to fruiting period for Carex spp.
Distribution
USA: AL , CT , GA , IA , IL , IN , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , SC , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NB , NS , QC
Native Distribution: N.B. to s.e. Man, s. to CT, PA, n.e. IL & e. IA; also s. in uplands to GA & AL
Native Habitat: Moist, rich woods
Growing Conditions
Light Requirement: Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Moist, rich soils.

Plantainleaf Sedge Native BareRoot

Plantain-leaf sedge (Carex plantaginea Lam.)
Plantain-leaf sedge has wrinkled, wide leaves (8 to 32mm wide) and basal sheaths that are deep wine-red in color. The fertile culms have 3 to 5 spikes with 9 to 13 perigynia that are obtusely triangular in cross-section (in contrast to other species that have triangular perigynia). The leaves will over-winter and often appear shriveled or dead at the tips. Carex plantaginea grows in the deep shade of mesic forests, especially along moist north facing slopes with cold-air drainage.

Carex plantaginea is a great plant for shade gardens because it blooms early, has interesting leaf morphology, and can tolerate a wide range of soil conditions. Deer and rabbits have also been observed to munch on the fertile culms of this sedge, probably because it blooms early; when there are not many other plants to eat.

Plantainleaf Sedge Native BareRoot

The bold foliage of Carex plantaginea makes it a welcome textural surprise in the woodland garden. Plantain-leaf sedge grows 6-12” tall in part to full shade given moist to average soil. However, it will tolerate that dry, difficult spot in your garden. The almost evergreen foliage of this delightful sedge is bright green with a wrinkled look and purple-brown subtle flowers in May. Plantain-leaf sedge is a clump forming perennial that grows quickly to form an attractive mass which can be divided regularly. This grass-like, tufted groundcover is striking when used as an edger, accent or massed with shade garden

For Shipping, Install and additional info please see “About Bare Root“.

Native bare root ferns are dug and shipped while dormant, mid November to early spring.

See all available Native Bare Root Perennials

Check the native status of this species for your area via the USDA Plants Database here