Hop Sedge is a visually interesting specimen. Showy spikelets that resemble the seed pods of hops sit atop flares of thick green blades.
This sedge thrives in wetter soils, so consider this a perfect addition to a rain garden. Hop Sedge is useful in bio-conservation efforts in shoreline restorations as erosion control.
Unlike the Fringed Sedge, this variety is widespread throughout Massachusetts.
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Carex lupulina (Hop sedge)
SIZE: 1/2 quart pot type: grass sun needs: full sun, part sun/part shade, shade water needs: wet to average-wet soil height: 3' plant spacing: 1/sq ft bloom time: June, July, August bloom color: green
good plant companions
Swamp milkweed, dense blazing star, New England aster, cardinal flower
deer resistant (please note that does not mean deer proof)