Woolgrass

Scirpus cyperinus

Woolgrass, or Scirpus cyperinus, is identifiable by its densely bunched seed heads that look like tufts of brown wool in late summer. Best planted in consistently damp soil, with only occasional standing water, Woolgrass tolerates acid soils and is often seeded …

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Availability: In stock
SKU
28035
Seeds 180,000 seeds/oz
1/4 Oz $8.00
1/2 Oz $12.00
Oz $20.00
Lb $300.00
Cultural Details
Soil Type Muck, Peat
Soil Moisture Wet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Height 3' - 6'
Bloom Color Red, Brown
Bloom Time June, July, Aug
Spacing 1'
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Root Type Fibrous
Seeds per Oz 180000
Propagation Treatment Moist Stratification
Days to Moist Stratify 30 days
Direct Sowing Time Early Spring, Fall

Woolgrass, or Scirpus cyperinus, is identifiable by its densely bunched seed heads that look like tufts of brown wool in late summer. Best planted in consistently damp soil, with only occasional standing water, Woolgrass tolerates acid soils and is often seeded in bogs and wet meadow restoration. Also adaptable to regular garden soil, it can tolerate the occasional dry stretch. Create a natural looking landscape by including Woolgrass near a water feature or adding it around a pond.

An important wetland plant, Woolgrass provides food and cover for waterfowl and other wildlife. Nearly 30 species of Scirpus occur in eastern North America.