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Weeping Brown Sedge*

Carex flagellifera

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Weeping Brown Sedge (Carex flagellifera) at Oakland Nurseries Inc

Weeping Brown Sedge

Weeping Brown Sedge

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Weeping Brown Sedge (Carex flagellifera) at Oakland Nurseries Inc

Weeping Brown Sedge foliage

Weeping Brown Sedge foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Plant Height:  12 inches

Flower Height:  20 inches

Spread:  18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Rush

Description:

Grown for delicate ornamental bronze colored foliage carried all season long; great in a moist border in shade or sun, does not like to dry out

Ornamental Features

Weeping Brown Sedge's attractive grassy leaves remain brown in color throughout the year. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Weeping Brown Sedge is an herbaceous evergreen perennial grass with a shapely form and gracefully arching stems. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Weeping Brown Sedge is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Weeping Brown Sedge will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity extending to 20 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 7 years.

This plant performs well in both full sun and full shade. It prefers to grow in moist to wet soil, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division.

Weeping Brown Sedge is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It can be used either as 'filler' or as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, depending on the height and form of the other plants used in the container planting. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Naturalizing  Container 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features
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