HOP SEDGE

Carex lupulina

Hop Sedge, Carex lupulina  is a native attractive perennial sedge in the Cyperacae family.  It is found in bottomlands and forested areas and prefers full sun to light shade in moist to wet clay loam, silty loam, or sandy loam soils with some organic matter.  A perfect sedge for your rain garden and an excellent choice for bank stabilization, shoreline restorations, wet sites and water gardens. Place on pond edges or lake shores and it helps to filter water and improve the water quality of your pond.

Wetland sedges, like Carex lupulina, are an important food source and cover for wildlife. Other names in use include simply, Hop Sedge.

SPECS: Genus: Carex ; Species: Lupulina; Plant Type: Sedge; Life Cycle: Perennial; Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun; Soil Moisture: Wet, Medium Wet, Well Drained; Height: 2′ — 4′; Spread: 2′; Plant Spacing: 1′ — 2′; Bloom Time: June — September; Bloom Color: Green; Advantages: Grassland restoration, Lawn alternative, Low maintenance, Perfect for rain garden, Pollinator conservation, Pollinators, Showy; USDA Zone: 3 — 9; Attracts: Beneficial insects, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Songbirds; Tolerant: Clay, Deer, Drought, Dry soils, Flooding, Heat & humidity, Rabbits, Wet soils;