Carex vulpinoidea (Brown Fox 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 easiest 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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Fox sedge (Carex vulpinoidea) forms grass-like clumps of long, slender, arching, bright green leaves. (To me, they look much like fountain grass [Pennisetum alopecuroides] in foliage.] The 1- to 3-foot-tall, slender flowering stems are each topped with a spiral of clustered green flowers that ripen into rusty brown seeds in early to midsummer. Native to much of North America, this handsome sedge thrives in moist- to wet-soil sites and is right at home in a moist meadow (which is where it grows here at Hayefield, in Bucks County, PA) or a wetland planting, or in a rain garden. Its foliage and seeds provide food for a variety of insects and wild birds. Full sun to light shade. Perennial; Zones 3 to 9.

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

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