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Bottlebrush Sedge

Carex hystericina

Bottlebrush Sedge, or Porcupine Sedge, is native to much of North America including most of southern Canada and most of the United States. It grows in wetlands and on riverbanks. Produces dense or loose clumps of triangular stems from short rhizomes.

Naturalizes easily
Great for sedge meadow restorations

More About Carex hystericina:

The inflorescence is accompanied by a bract which is longer than the spikes. The fruits have pointed, toothed tips. It is highly recommend for sedge meadow restorations.

Gardening Suggestions for Bottlebrush Sedge:

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Key Characteristics:

Wet Soil
Midwest Native
Moist, Well-Drained
Height:
8-36 Inches
Spread:
6-24 Inches
Hardiness Zone:
2 - 9

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Great Garden Neighbors:
Fox Sedge Fox Sedge
Soft Rush Soft Rush

Additional Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Upland Birds and Game
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Habit
Perennial
Attributes
Rain Gardens and Bioswales
Erosion Control
Wetlands and Streambank Stabilization
Ground Cover
Midwest Native
Naturalizing
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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