Also known as Curly wood sedge, Carex rosea is a small, delicate woodland sedge that thrives in dry to moist conditions under shady canopies and along woodland edges. This clump forming cool-season sedge develops small, multifacited starlike seed clusters during the late spring months atop of thin fine textured leaves. Carex rosea grows 6-12" tall and once established is drought tolerant, pest resistant, and unpalatable to deer and other herbivores. This is a great plant to use as a lawn substitute, ground cover, or along a garden edge.
Also known as ‘Curly wood sedge’, the seed heads of Carex rosea are small clusters, reminiscent of multi-pointed stars. This small, delicate woodland sedge can grow in dry, moist, or wet woodlands, but does notably well in difficult, dry, and shady sites. They are usually found growing naturally in part sun environments, such as along woodland edges. Once established, Carex rosea is drought tolerant, pest resistant, and unpalatable to deer and other herbivores. This is a great plant to use as a lawn substitute, ground cover, or along a garden edge. Pair this plant with Phlox divaricata, Heuchera americana, or Solidago caesia to have a full seasonal interest, abundant pollinators, and habitat for various species.