Wool Grass (Scirpus cyperinus)

Wool Grass (Scirpus cyperinus)

Wool grass forms dense clumps of fine textured leaves, and then produces seed stalks with large puffs of seeds on top. It’s a unique addition to rain gardens and the edges of ponds.


Sun:    Full Sun
Moisture:    Wet
Height:    5 feet
Blooms:    June, July, Aug
Color:    Brown
Spacing:    18″
Zones:    4-9
Benefits:    Birds, Deer Resistant

Design Tips

Wool Grass has fine, mounding leaves with tall seed heads shooting up from the middle in late summer, adding vertical interest when planted in rain gardens mostly comprised of short sedges.

Companion Plants

Bottlebrush Sedge
Cardinal Flower
Blue Flag Iris
Sweet Flag