Carex plantaginea
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Common Name:
Plantain leaf sedge
   
Ornamental Features:
A unique sedge with 1 inch wide, boldly textured leaves. Produces purplish blooms in spring held on tall spikes.
   
Habit and Growth Rate:
Foliage grows to 8 inches, 10 inches with flower. Flowers March and April.
   
Landscape Value:
Makes a great texture plant for moist shady places. Use with other plants of similar needs.
   
Hardiness:
Zone 3-7
   
Culture:
Use a moist, high organic soil. Plant in part shade. Clip off old leaves in spring when new growth emerges.
   
Pot Size & Finish Time:
Quart to 1 gallon (6 to 14 weeks)
   
Propagation Methods:
Tissue culture.
   
Pest/Disease Problems:
None apparent.
   
More Information:
A unique sedge with 1 inch wide, boldly textured leaves. Produces purplish blooms in spring held on tall spikes.