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    Carex praegracilis

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    California Field Sedge (7823949791487)
    California Field Sedge (7823949791487)

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    California Field Sedge

    California Field Sedge

    Carex praegracilis

    Regular price $11.95
    Regular price Sale price $11.95
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    Mature height
    8-12 in.
    Mature Width
    18-24 in.
    Sun exposure
    Sun/Part Sun
    Grows Well in Zones
    8, 9, 10
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    California Field Sedge is an adaptable North American native perennial sedge and naturally grows in meadows, prairies, or near water. Carex praegracilis is popular as a lawn alternative in California and can be mowed as low as 4 inches tall, or left unmowed for the wild meadow allure naturally growing 12 inches tall. Also known as Clustered Field Sedge, this fine-textured, strongly rhizomatous, green sedge prefers full sun and forms a spreading carpet that tolerates moderate foot traffic.

    California Field Sedge is not quite drought tolerant, but as a lawn-alternative plant, it requires less water than the traditional lawn and is evergreen in mild, moist conditions. Expect summer dormancy in hot, dry climates.

    Your California Field Sedge is not just a turf grass substitute, it is useful on slopes for erosion control, or near edges of a stream or pond, or in bioswales.

    Due to its delicate appearance, Carex praegracilis is an excellent choice for a lawn substitute or low-maintenance grass-like plant! Simply relax and enjoy your new California Field Sedge!

    Plant care

    Carex praegracilis naturally grows in alkaline soils in prairies, meadows, or at the water’s edge in full sun but can tolerate some light shade.

    Carex praegracilis is a low-maintenance plant that requires little attention. The soil should be moist but not wet all of the time so water regularly. California Field Sedge is not as thirsty as the traditional grass used in lawns. The leaves will turn brown and become dormant in summer in hot, dry climates.

    California Field Sedge is an excellent addition to any garden or landscape due to its delicate appearance and low-maintenance care.

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    Q: What is a rhizomatous sedge?
    A: A rhizome is a modified plant stem that grows underground horizontally and aids in the spread of the plant like California Field Sedge.

    Q: Is Carex praegracilis the same as Carex pansa?
    A: Carex pansa is very similar and is often confused with Carex praegracilis however Carex pansa is native to coastal areas along the Pacific Coast.

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