Carex rosea

Rosy Sedge, Carex rosea  is an easy-to-grow, petite, flowering sedge that forms 1’ mounds of narrow shaggy foliage with star shaped flowers in the spring. Here is your perfect ground cover. It is native to eastern North America and it exists in wet to dry soils. Carex rosea can be found in shores of streams and bottomlands, as well as ponds. It is known to have good adaptations to dry-shade locations. It is an evergreen plant. The leaves are deep green and semi-evergreen. In late spring green star-shaped flower spikes are displayed above the foliage. This sedge occurs in shade to partly shaded woods in wet to dry soil. It also has great landscape potential as a woodland groundcover or lawn substitute.

It is recommended for the plant to be cut completely off before the winter season starts.


SPECS: Genus: Carex ; Species: Rosea; Plant Type: Sedge; Life Cycle: Perennial; Sun Exposure: Full Shade, Part Shade; Soil Moisture: Wet, Medium Wet; Height: 1′; Spread: 1′; Plant Spacing: 1′ — 2′; Bloom Time: April — July; Bloom Color: Green, White; Advantages: Birds, Grassland restoration, Lawn alternative, Low maintenance; USDA Zone: 4 — 8; Attracts: Songbirds; Tolerant: Deer, Drought, Dry soils, Heat & humidity; Plant Community: Suitable garden companions for Carex rosea could include woodland wildflowers and ferns like Antennaria neglecta, Chrysogonum virginianum, Heuchera americana 'Dale's Strain', Iris cristata, Phlox divaricata, Spigelia marilandica and Polystichum .acrostichoides.;