Carex caryophyllea 'The Beatles'
|fuzzy flowers |
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.
||mophead spring sedge
||average to moist garden soil
|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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common mis-spellings: caryophylla
August 05, 2007