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Carex plantaginea

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Description

A sedge in the Cyperaceae family.  Leaves resemble the common weed Plantago lanceolata.  Tolerates wet planting sites.

Form:  Tufted

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#wet sites#cpp
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#wet sites#cpp
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Carex
    Species:
    plantaginea
    Family:
    Cyperaceae
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Ornamental Grass
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Flowers early spring to early summer
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Purple-sheathed, light green leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Wet Soil