Bush's Sedge (Carex bushii)

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Binomial

Carex bushii
The foliage gets to be about a foot tall while the flowering stem can reach up to three feet.  This clumping sedge grows in a wide range of conditions and provides food and cover for wildlife.  It is named for an amateur biologist from the Kansas City area.

Height:  1 to 3 feet
Space:  12 to 18 inches

Sun:  Full sun to light shade
Moisture:  Dry to wet

Seed:  Many sedges seem to have a high dormancy, including Bush's sedge.  To break the dormancy, sow seed between October and February so the seed is exposed to cold moist conditions over winter.
  • 200+ seeds per packet
  • 9,450 seeds per ounce
  • 3 ounces per 1,000 square feet
  • 8 pounds per acre

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