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Mountain Sedge - 100 Plugs

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Mountain Sedge

The Mountain Sedge plant is an economically significant plant used for medicinal purposes in traditional Chinese medicine. While also used for ornamental purposes in landscaping and gardening, the Mountain Sedge is a desirable ground cover for low-lying areas prone to flooding and elevation changes with exposed rocky grounds.

Mountain Sedge is a perennial grass that grows throughout the world. It is native to Europe and Asia. This grass can grow in USDA zones 5 through 9, which means it can grow almost anywhere in North America.

What Are the Other Names for Mountain Sedge?

This plant is famously known as:

  • Carex scopulorum
  • Soft-leaved sedge

The Mountain Sedge is Easy To Love

The Mountain Sedge is a beautiful and versatile plant that grows well in almost any setting. It is a native plant, so it requires little care to thrive. It is also quite drought tolerant, so you do not have to water it very often. The mountain sedge does best in full sun with well-drained soil but can also tolerate partial shade. If you come from an area where the soil tends to be wet, consider planting your mountain sedge in raised beds or pots so the roots can drain adequately.

Mountain sedge is easy to grow from seed. To germinate the seeds, soak them for 24 hours, then refrigerate them for two weeks before planting them. Plant the seeds 1 inch deep in soil that drains well and has a pH of 6.0 to 6.8.

The Mountain Sedge is a tiny, grass-like plant with long, narrow leaves

It grows up to four feet and usually has a single stem. Mountain sedge flowers are in the form of spikes, with each spike containing hundreds of tiny flowers. The flowers are usually yellowish brown or purple and bloom in early summer. The seeds are produced shortly after blooming and are carried away by wind during fall.

The mountain sedge is an exciting and beautiful plant. If you have a garden, try putting one or two in your pond for great aesthetic appeal. They are easy to care for, especially if you keep them in pots.