Wooden Surface

Carex crinita

Fringed Sedge is a delightful ornamental grass that forms large upright clumps and is an excellent plant for erosion control.


This wetland sedge can be used throughout the garden to draw the eye with its fountain-like hanging seed heads, which also provide a perfect snack for birds. One of the tallest sedges, the leaves of Carex crinita reach 2-3 feet in height, with the seed stalks growing another foot taller.


While C. crinita is widespread throughout the eastern United States, it is considered a plant rarely found in the wild in Massachusetts.


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Carex crinita (Fringed sedge)

  • details

    SIZE: 1/2 quart pot
    type: grass
    sun needs: Part shade, full sun, shade
    water needs: Wet to average-wet soil
    height: 3'
    plant spacing: 1/sq ft
    bloom time: June
    bloom color: green
  • good plant companions

    Swamp milkweed, cardinal flower, blue flag iris

  • special notes

    deer resistant (please note that does not mean deer proof)