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Rosy Sedge - Carex rosea



Rosy Sedge (Carex rosea) is a charming native perennial sedge known for its delicate appearance and adaptability to various growing conditions. It forms dense clumps of slender, arching foliage that typically grow 1 to 2 feet tall and spread about 1 foot wide. The narrow, light green leaves have a graceful, cascading habit, adding a fine texture to garden landscapes.

Native to moist woodlands, meadows, and stream banks across North America, Rosy Sedge thrives in partial to full shade and moist to wet soils. It is well-suited for rain gardens, woodland gardens, and naturalized areas where it can provide ground cover and stabilize soil.

Ecologically, Rosy Sedge provides important habitat and food sources for wildlife. Its dense foliage offers shelter for small mammals and nesting sites for birds. The inconspicuous flowers and seeds are eaten by various bird species, enhancing biodiversity in garden ecosystems. Its ability to tolerate wet conditions also makes it beneficial for erosion control along water features.

Rosy Sedge - Carex rosea

  • Zone: 3-8

    Spread: 6-12 in.

    Height: 6-12 in.

    Sun: Partial sun to full shade

    Water: Average to wet

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