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Carex subfusca - Rusty Sedge
   
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Grass-like
Family: Cyperaceae (Sedges)
Origin: California (U.S.A.)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Brown
Bloomtime: Spring
Synonyms: [Carex teneraeformis
Height: <1 foot
Width: Spreading
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: < 0 F
Carex subfusca (Rusty Sedge) - Native sedge that has a wide distribution throughout the western US from the sea to the desert - generally found in seasonally wet meadows and creek beds. It has a narrow vertically-held dark green leaves to 8-12 inches tall and spreads by rhizomes to form dense stands. It is recommended for full sun with regular to occasional irrigation but we have found it very tolerant of shade and considerable drought in our own planting at the nursery. Hardy to USDA Zone 5 ( -20 to -10F). A great meadow component. Control spread with barriers or irrigation practices. As with many of the Carex there is some confusion about this name. Plants described as C. teneraeformis are currently now considered to be C. subfusca as well. Our plants come from the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Plant Introduction Program. 

Information about Carex subfusca displayed on this page is based on our research about it conducted in our library and gathered from reliable online sources. We include observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well as how the crops have performed in containers in our own nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others about this plant when we feel it adds information and particularly welcome hearing from anyone who has any additional cultural recommendations that would aid others in growing it.

 
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