Sun Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Soil Moisture: Medium-Wet, Medium
Soil Type: Sand, Loam, Clay
Height: 2 feet
Spread: 2 feet
Blooms: June, July
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)
Carex bebbii - Bebb's sedge
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.