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Carex caryophyllea 'The Beatles'

 
Carex caryophyllea 'The Beatles'
mophead spring sedge
fuzzy flowers

Common name mophead spring sedge
Family cyperaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-9)
Flowers inconspicuous
Size 4"
Light sun-shade
Cultural notes average to moist garden soil

It's not hard to see how the cultivar name for this one was concocted - just think four unruly heads of longish hair. In early spring (late April-early May) it sports typical fuzzy carex flowers, also unruly. This is a groundcover sedge. So far, it seems quite happy planted at the top end of our waterfall, where its roots receive constant moisture.

Carex caryophyllea 'The Beatles'
I couldn't resist: the mophead gets a crewcut

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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