Bottlebrush Sedge (Carex comosa)

Bottlebrush Sedge (Carex comosa)

Bottlebrush Sedge likes wet soil and is especially well suited for rain gardens, forming dense clumps that grow large over time. It can also survive dry spells in-between rainfalls.

Details

Sun:    Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture:    Wet
Height:    2 feet
Blooms:    June, July
Color:    Green
Spacing:    18-24″
Zones:    3-8
Benefits:    Deer Resistant

Design Tips

One of the best sedges for rain gardens because of its large, tight clumps. Plant scattered in-between tall, moisture loving flowers to provide ground-cover and to support the flower stems, preventing them from flopping over.

Companion Plants

Marsh Milkweed
New England Aster
Prairie Blazing Star
Cardinal Flower
Ironweed