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Short's Sedge

Carex shortiana

Short's Sedge is a tufted perennial sedge.Its tall flowering stems are light green and smooth. The leaves grow from the base and alternately along the stems. The flowers are held in densely packed, cylindrical spikes that mature a dark brown.

Tufted sedge
Food and cover for wildlife
Good erosion control for wetland projects

Gardening Suggestions for Short's Sedge:

Produced using Forrest Keeling's patented RPM Root Production Method ® technology for exceptional growth and survivability.

Key Characteristics:

Moist, Well-Drained
Deer Resistant
Midwest Native
Height:
8-35 Inches
Spread:
6-12 Inches
Hardiness Zone:
3 - 7

RPM: Scientifically Proven to Grow Faster and Healthier

Forrest Keeling Nursery is the world-renowned originator of the RPM (root production method®) RPM technology. Our patented RPM tree technology yields unsurpassed survivability and plant growth, which makes Forrest Keeling plants the benchmark for wetland restorations and large-scale installations in any application.

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Additional Characteristics & Attributes

Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist, Well-Drained
Exposure
Partial Shade
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Habit
Perennial
Attributes
Naturalizing
Rain Gardens and Bioswales
Ground Cover
Wetlands and Streambank Stabilization
Mass Planting
Midwest Native
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Characteristics Key

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humming- birds
Songbirds
Butterflies
Dry
Average
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil
Cut Flower
Midwest Native
Dried Flower
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Climbing
Fragrant
Container
Great Foliage