Carex pallescens (Pale Sedge) [25 Seeds]


Germination Information: I recommend these seeds only for those who have experience handling seeds that need a natural or artificial chilling period.

The best approach is to surface-sow the seeds in fall to early winter, setting them outdoors so they can get a chilling period and then germinate when conditions are right in spring. If you sow after December, providing an artificial cold period of about 2 months may be an adequate substitute to natural chilling.

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Pale sedge (Carex pallescens) is a clump-forming species that thrives in average to moist-soil sites. The plants reach 1 to 2 feet tall and produce seedheads in early summer. The species is native to parts of northeastern and northwestern North America (including my meadow in Bucks County, PA), as well as parts of Asia and Europe. There’s not much information available about this species, but, based upon how it grows here, I’d say it’s a better choice for a wildish area than a garden. Full sun to light shade. Perennial; Zones 3 to 8, probably.

Harvested in early July 2023. At least 25 seeds. PA ecotype. Shipping to US addresses only.

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