The wetland restoration superhero, Fox Sedge Grass (Carex vulpinoidea) is one of those rare plants that will grow as well in Florida as it does in New Hampshire, Arizona, Washington or even Arkansas! As a matter of fact, it is native to most of the contiguous United States. It even grows into southern Canada!
Do you know what that means? It means that we are positive that Fox Sedge will grow where you live! This super-hardy Sedge is a robust little native perennial (often an evergreen in warmer winter climates) and a workhorse in the garden!
The foliage is a lovely spring-green. In June the little grass-like tufts are topped with 5" bronzy inflorescence that darken to a deep-brown and resembles a Fox's tail jumping through a meadow.
Fine-textured, green slim grass blades create a rounded fountain-like clump in the garden. Accentuated with the short-lived, bronze seed heads, Fox Sedge is most well known for its wet soil tolerance and wetland habitat restoration use!
From early spring until autumn's frost, you'll enjoy steady blades of color swaying in the breeze! Summer brings bronzy, spiky seed-heads for added interest and motion in the wind. Great for USDA growing zones 3 through 8, this is a hardy little herbaceous perennial that can handle it all!
Easy-care perennials, Carex are low growing focal points and low maintenance interest for a wide variety of landscape applications. You won't find a better plant to help out in disturbed garden areas. Fox Sedge is often used in Wetland Restoration and erosion control. After disaster disturbance, Fox Sedge is often the first colonizer plant. That shows you how tough this little native perennial is!
They excel in drainage ditches and mitigation sites, bringing grace and texture and easy-care color to waste areas. Excellent soil stabilizers on shorelines, meadows and wildlife gardens. They are also highly deer resistant!
Sedges will lend great texture and movement to your landscape. It performs well in wet garden conditions like pond edges, drainage areas, garden low spots, or by the HVAC condensation drip. Plant a few in your Rain Garden or around a gravel feature at the end of your gutters.
Naturally colonizing an area, Fox Sedge looks right at home planted en masse or in swaths along waterfront areas, or as tousled edging along garden beds and pathways. The easy-care and low maintenance of Fox Sedge mean both commercial and residential areas make it feel right at home! The graceful, arching blades sweeping the path, lining walkways, are lovely as edging and facer plants, or look great spilling out of the sides of containers!
Sedges aren't true Grasses and prefer dappled partial shade but will grow well in full sun as long as it gets steady water, or afternoon shade. Plant grasses and Sedges in well-drained sites regardless if you are planting in a wet to moist site or average garden conditions. All plants prefer a 3-4 inch thick layer of mulch around their roots, especially in drier conditions. Prune back this cool-season grass, or clean up their mounds in the early spring if needed.
Once you try it you will agree that it is such a great and adaptable plant. You are sure to have a spot that will benefit from this hardy little garden gem! Order Fox Sedge Grass today from Nature Hills!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#6 Container||Ranges from||5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.
At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Carex vulpinoidea|
|Mature Height||18 - 24 inches|
|Mature Spread||18 - 24 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil||Tolerates Wet Soil|
|Moisture||Moderate to High|
|Pruning Time||Early Spring|