Saxapahaw, NC

The Flower of Carolina


  • Product Info

    SALE Fox Sedge (Carex vulpinoidea)
    Sedge Family

    A great mounding, spreading sedge for wet areas, drainage ditches or waterside. Fox sedge can tolerate those areas that are seasonally flooded and then go dry for weeks at a time (once established). It will stay mostly evergreen throughout the year, but will decrease in size over the winter. If you are unhappy with its appearance, you can cut it back in late winter, but its brown foliage will soon disappear with new growth. It will grow best in full sun, but will do fine in filtered sunlight. Sedges provide critical habitat and food for numerous species of animals–don’t leave them out of the landscape!
    Blooms: Green, 2-4 weeks, May-June
    Leaves: Green, 3’,narrow, blade-like, evergreen basal leaves
    Height: 1-3’
    Space: 2-3’
    Soil: Wet-moist, can go dry
    Exposure: Full sun to Part Sun
    Fauna: Host to several skippers and moth, foliage food for many beetles, true bugs, orthoptera, seeds for birds, habitat for birds small animals
    Deer Resistance: High
    Zone: 3-9
    Seeds: 2-5” bristly spikes turn brown with age
    Native Status: NC native, common across the state
    Provenance: North Carolina ecotype, seed grown