Broom Sedge

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    Broom Sedge

    Posted by Bo Rymer on Aug 29, 2019

    This is a wonderful addition to our yard.

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Shipping Information

We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.


Broom Sedge is a Meadow Grass

Broom Sedge (Andropogon Virginicus), also known as poverty grass, is a clump-forming perennial growing 3’-6’ tall. It is a meadow grass that is primarily native to the North-Eastern part of North America. Broomsedge used to be dried and used as brooms in households that were less prosperous in rural times.

For Broom Sedge to grow, it has to have full sun, with dry conditions and barren soil (clay, sand, gravel, or rocky material), although partial shade is ok. It has a C4 metabolism, which enables it to withstand hot and dry conditions. It grows best in dry fields, thin woods, and high shores of ponds.

Broom Sedge is Excellent for Wildlife, as it Works as a Cover for Small Wildlife and as Nesting Material for many Types of Wildlife

The seeds are great food for birds, and the whole plant is excellent for grazing deer. Plus, the tall grass works as a windbreaker for livestock and wild animals. Broom Sedge also aids in the control of erosion. Broom Sedge grows in clumps and has dense, erect tufts of flowering clusters. The plant has erect, ascending leaf blades that are 3”-12” long and that are 2-7mm across. The leaves are folded in the shoot and are without auricles.

Broom Sedge is a very aesthetically pleasing plant.

It does most of its growth from early summer through early fall. During this time, the grass has a reddish-orange hue. As the blades are coming out, they are lights to medium green. When the grass is more dormant, it turns into a tawny brown color. In the winter, the seeds have fine tiny hairs that catch the sunlight and are evenly distributed along the stems. If you have Broom Sedge, you will see many birds, butterflies, and bumblebees. Broom Sedge is like no other; it had small green leaves that can be sharp and pointed if rubbed up against. This plant looks excellent planted around a pond, lake, or stream and loves water. The Broom Sedge flows in the wind. The roots are shallow and grow in clusters or clumps and enjoy moist, wet soil.

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