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Carex lurida

Sallow Sedge, Shallow Sedge

In Stock: 1.635 lb (Total:1.635lb)
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1.64 lb


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Cut (Full Seed)
Seeds per lb:
1.64 lb
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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days
Germination: sow seed 1/8" deep , tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Other: fall sowing in mulched beds is prefered to artificial stratification 

Carex lurida, also known as Sallow Sedge or Shallow Sedge, is a perennial plant with a penchant for moisture-riche, calcium-laden soil. Native to locations from souther Canada, Maine down to Florida panhandle and west to Missouri, this plant is often found flourishing along pond edges, streams, marshy meadows, and spring branches.
Bearing a strong resemblance to grass, Sallow Sedge features leaves that can tower up to 3' tall, growing from stout, short rhizomes. Its seedheads, taking a likening to small sweetgum balls, don't tower past the foliage, ensuring a neat look throughout the year.
Not only does the Sallow Sedge plant withstand summer heat without becoming unappealing with dieback, but it also blooms during the warm season. Its inflorescences are wind pollinated, making them the perfect addition to your garden ecosystem. Its achenes, ranging from yellow to brown in hue, add another layer of visual interest to the Sallow Sedge plant.
A remarkable feature of this plant is its versatile growth. It can thrive in acidic, sandy soils and is found in a variety of habitats, including streams, ponds, open swamp forests, and ditches. Not only is Carex lurida found in North America, but it also graces lands as far as Mexico and South America.
This versatile sedge is sturdy, easy to grow, and makes a great addition to any garden or landscaping project requiring a robust, easy-to-maintain plant!

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