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Carex vulpinoidea

Fox Sedge
Carex vulpinoidea
Carex vulpinoidea

An often evergreen variety, producing narrow, shiny, light green foliage; short green flower spikes transition to dark brown, bristly seed clusters resembling fox tails; this mounded sedge is perfect for wetlands or gardens that have moist to wet soil

Ornamental Features

Fox Sedge is primarily grown for its highly ornamental fruit. The dark brown seed heads are carried on showy spikes displayed in abundance from late summer to early winter. Its attractive glossy grassy leaves remain light green in color throughout the year. It features dainty spikes of green hop-like flowers with chartreuse overtones rising above the foliage from late spring to early summer.

Planting & Growing

Fox Sedge will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 20 inches apart. 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 10 years. As an evegreen perennial, this plant will typically keep its form and foliage year-round.

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full sun to partial shade







24 inches



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