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Carex curta

Carex curta
white sedge
Common name white sedge
Family cyperaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers white
From seed Not yet found best germination procedure
detailed seed-starting info below

I received seed for this plant labeled Carex flava, which is not commonly grown as ornamental. From what I've read, this sedge should have orange-brown flower spikes in early summer, which turn dark yellow as seed forms. I've not paid enough attention to the two plants we've had growing - by early summer, they are mostly obscured by the lax branches of the arctic willow underneath which they grow. But at least in late May, the inconspicuous flowers on ours are white, not orange. Cute, but probably a case of mistaken identity. According to the comment by Nigel at the bottom of this page, they are more likely C. curta, so that's where I'll classify them for the time being.

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

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '02 trade. Pot outside in January. 6%G by mid-May.
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 35F (10w) - 70F (5w). No G
  3. Seed from '07 garden. Baggy 35F (9w) - 70F (5%G, 7d)

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