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Button Sedge

Button Sedge

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Latin Name-Carex Bullata USDA Climate Zones: 3 to 8 Height: 12” Sun: full sun


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The Button Sedge or the Carex bullata is a family of grasses or herbs.

They can be found growing in subarctic and temperate zones, primarily in marshes. Sedges are not true grasses as they have a solid angular, often triangular stem.

The Button Sedge grows predominantly in bogs and boggy meadows with acidic soils. The best time to see them and positively identify them is when they flower from May until the first frost. The leaves are less than a 1/4" wide and either flat or w-shaped. The fruit is called Perigynia, which grow near the tip and have a scabrous beaked tip growing up to a little less than a 1/2" long. The Button Sedge grows natively all along the east coast of the U.S.A. just below Maine to just above Florida. In the south, it becomes as far west as the westernmost parts of Arkansas. Their leaves reach heights of 6 inches to 3 feet and grow in clumps of 6 to 30 inches wide. It's a perennial that prefers partial shade to full shade. In warm climates, it's evergreen, while in colder temperatures, it semi-green. It grows well in containers and is best planted in zones 5-9. It works well for erosion control on hillsides, as ground cover and in areas to ward off deer because their strong aroma repels them.

Planting them near a garden can be the best preservation trick you could employ to save your tulips, fruit, lettuces, etc. Plant Button Sedges with Hostas and Irises, making sure they are all the types that prefer acidic soil.

The best way to grow Button Sedge is with a division. Because they tend to become in clumps, it’s easy to separate a section and plant it and then sit back and watch it grow. As long as it’s planted in the shade with boggy acidic soil, it should thrive. Don't plant it where it will succeed, plant it where it can protect another plant vulnerable to deer. Button Sedge can grow up to 12 inches tall and loves moist, boggy, wet soils. This plant can be seen growing anywhere there is moisture collected. This plant has green foliage and a small white flower which will bloom in the spring and summer months. It looks fantastic growing around rivers or lakes.

Button Sedge



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