Porcupine Sedge

Carex hystericina

Carex hystericina is a low-growing wetland sedge that forms attractive clumps of fine-leaved vegetation. This moisture loving sedge is useful in bioswales and other water mitigation areas, as well as for controlling erosion along water margins. …

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Cultural Details
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Moist, Wet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Height 1' - 3'
Bloom Color Green
Bloom Time May, June
Spacing 2'
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Root Type Fibrous
Seeds per Oz 36000
Propagation Dry Stratification, Moist Stratification
Days to Moist Stratify 30 days
Direct Sowing Early Spring, Fall

Carex hystericina, or Porcupine Sedge, is a low-growing wetland sedge that forms attractive clumps of fine-leaved vegetation. This moisture loving sedge is useful in bioswales and other water mitigation areas, as well as for controlling erosion along water margins. Porcupine Sedges grows naturally in wet meadows and along lakeshores in full sun.