Origin: US Native Grass or Sedge
Other Common Names: Bicknell's Sedge
Bloom Time: Summer
Height: 24 in to 36 in
Spacing: 15 in to 18 in
Light: Full Sun
Soil Moisture: Medium
USDA Zone: 3a-7a
Germination: Fall plant or cold stratify for 2 to 4 weeks for best results. Sow seeds on soil surface at 70F and water.
Seeds Per Oz: 25200
Called 'Prairie Sedge' because of it's preference to both dry upland prairies and wet river bottoms. The narrow grass-like leaves of the foliage stay around two feet, while the flowering heads tower above it up to three feet high! The seed-heads are not as showy as some of the other sedges, but that doesn't seem to bother the various sparrows and upland birds who enjoy this tasty snack.