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Genus: C

Calamagrostis
reed grass
Calla
water calla; wild calla
Callicladium
(moss)
Caltha
marsh marigold; cowslip
Campanula
bluebells of Scotland; harebell
Campsis
trumpet creeper; trumpet vine
Camptosorus
walking fern
Carex
sedge
Cassia
Senna
Ceanothus
New Jersey tea; red root;wild snowball
Celastrus
Cephalanthus
buttonbush
Cerastium
Chickweed
Ceratostigma
hardy plumbago
Cercis
eastern redbud tree
Chamaedaphne
cassandra; leatherleaf
Chamaemelum
Chamomile
Chasmanthium
northern sea oats
Cheilanthes
hairy lipfern
Chelone
Lyon's turtlehead; red turtlehead; turtle-head
Chionanthus
fringetree
Chrysanthemum
ox-eye daisy; white daisy
Chrysogonum
golden star
Chrysopsis
Golden aster
Cladonia
reindeer moss
Clethra
summersweet; sweet pepperbush
Climacium
tree moss, umbrella moss
Convallaria
lily-of-the-valley; pink-flowered lily-of-the-valley
Coptis
cankerroot; goldthread
Coreopsis
tickseed; stiff coreopsis
Cornus
Asian flowering dogwood; bunchberry; flowering dogwood; kousa dogwood; pagoda dogwood; alternate-leaved dogwood
Cymbopogon
citronella grass; lemon grass
Cyperus
umbrella sedge
Cystopteris
berry fern; brittle fern; bulbet bladder fern; fragile fern

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Catalog as of January 02, 2016

Carex

(Cyperaceae - sedge family)
Sedge. About 2000 species of grass-like perennial herbs. Found worldwide, but most common in temperate and cold regions. Sedges can be distinguished from grasses by their solid, 3-angled flower stems (grasses have round, hollow flower stems). Except as noted, the following species form dense, compact clumps.

abscondita peren • ht 6" • zones 5-9

thicket sedge


native, ground cover, sun - shade
e US

Has a low, dense growth habit, forming a dense mat of broad, dark-green leaves. Looks a bit unruly while flowering, but in our plantings is proving to be a good ground cover for sun or shade. Prefers moist soil.

cat # 8E2A
$7.95 each / 3+, $7.50 ea


crinita peren • ht 3-5' • zones 3-9

fringed sedge


native, wildlife, moist - wet, sun
e and cent N Amer

A tall sedge with long, pendulous seed spikes. Partial to wet locations, it makes a good waterside plant. Also of value to wildlife, as its seeds are consumed by waterfowl and songbirds.

cat # 8E2C
$8.95 each


grayi peren • ht 24" • zones 4-10

Gray's sedge; star sedge

Carex grayi - Jun 28 Carex grayi - Jun 28


native, moist - wet, sun - shade
e and cent N Amer

Semi-evergreen foliage, with star-like seed heads which are interesting in dried arrangements. Tolerant of wet soil and partial shade.

cat # 8E2D
$8.95 each


lurida peren • ht 24" • zones 3-9

sallow sedge


native, wildlife, moist - wet, sun
e and cent N Amer

A good producer of seeds which are eaten by many species of birds.

cat # 8E5R
$8.95 each / 3+, $8.50 ea


muskingumensis 'Watchposten' peren • ht 18-24" • zones 5-9

palm tree sedge


native, ground cover, sun - shade, moist - wet
cent N Amer

With relatively large leaves radiating from the top of the stem, the foliage of this species gives the impression of palm fronds. The creeping rhizomes of this dense sedge spread slowly and non-invasively to form an effective ground cover. Cultivated for its value as a ground cover, and for its foliage effect. An inhabitant of low woods and wet meadows, palm tree sedge requires consistently moist to wet soil for best growth, and will grow in shallow water. Once established, however, it is drought-tolerant. Yellow bloom spikes appear in May and persist throughout the summer. Named for the Muskingum river in Ohio.

cat # 8E5C
$8.95 each


Carex pensylvanica - May 2 Carex pensylvanica - Jun 22 Carex pensylvanica - Jun 6
pensylvanica peren • ht 10" • zones 4-8

Pennsylvania sedge


native, dry - moist, sun - shade
e and cent N Amer

A low sedge with delicate, arching, semi-evergreen leaves. Spreads, in restrained fashion, to form an appealing ground cover. Mixes well with many other types of plants. Does well in full sun, but is also quite tolerant of shade. It is often found in forests (where other grass-like plants are usually lacking).

cat # 8E6S
$7.95 each / 3-9, $7.50 ea / 10+, $6.95 ea


stricta peren • ht 2' • zones 3-9

tussock sedge


native, moist - wet, sun
e and cent N Amer

One of the most common and distinctive of our native wetland plants. Forms a very dense clump of long, slender leaves. The leaves arch outward, creating a symmetrical, fountain like effect. As the plants develop they somehow build vertical-sided columns on which they grow, raising them above their surroundings and further adding to their distinctive appearance.

cat # 8E8P
$8.95 each