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Carex bebbii - Bebb's sedge

Sun Exposure: Sun, Part Sun

Soil Moisture: Medium-Wet, Medium

Soil Type: Sand, Loam, Clay

Height: 2 feet

Spread: 2 feet

Blooms: June, July

Root: Fibrous

Habitat: Low areas that retain moisture, River and lake edges, Stream banks, Open forests

Landscape uses: Pollinator garden, Wet Meadow planting, Naturalization 

Complimentary Plants:Rose Milkweed, Virginia Mountain Mint, Northern Blue Flag Iris

Wildlife Value: Birds eat the seeds

Seed Origin: Wasaga Beach, Ontario

Germination Code: C(60)


Photo credits: #1 by Quinten Wiegersma, #2 by erica_barkley

Carex bebbii - Bebb's sedge

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  • This perennial sedge prefers full sun exposure and medium to medium-wet soil. It is a clump forming, fine textured plant with a cascading appearence so adds variety and interest of shapes and textures to a landscape. It blooms in early summer, after which the seed heads turn brown atop sturdy stems and add an extra element of interest to the garden. 

    This plant gets its name from an amateur botanist: Robert Bebb. He was particularly interested in sedges and donated his botanical collection to the University of Oklahoma, where now exists the Bebb Herbarium.

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