Bearded Sedge

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Height At Maturity
Under 10 Feet
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3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
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Year Round
Full Sun,
Ponds & Water Gardens,

Reviews (2)

  • 5
    Bearded Sedge

    Posted by Barbara Elmando on 22nd Aug 2019

    looks great in our pond

  • 5
    Bearded Sedge

    Posted by Faith Nordby on 31st Jul 2018

    Arrived in great condition and very easy to plant

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

Shipping Dates
Ships Year Round


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Bearded Sedge – Carex comosa is a water-loving plant that grows in large, almost bushy clumps in moist areas, but most likely directly in standing or flowing water. Bearded Sedge has long grass-like stems that grow up to four feet in length. Bearded Sedge grows naturally in most of the U.S. but is not found in every state. The stems display an extended, slender, flowing appearance. It's like a bigger, thicker version of a spider plant. The average width of the blades is 3/4-inch. These green, grassy stems are smooth and hairless.

The scientific name for bearded sedge is Carex comosa. It’s helpful to know this because this plant may often be confused with its close cousin, bearded flatsedge (Cyperus squarrosus). Most landscapers would be far more interested in bearded sedge than the flatsedge variety. It is also sometimes confused with Carex pseudocyperus, commonly known as cyperus sedge.

Bearded sedge takes its name mostly from the seed which appears “bearded” making it easy to identify. It has somewhat large flower clusters shaped like a simple bottle brush. It also has two out curved “teeth” that flow over the membrane sac enclosing the flower.

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Because bearded sedge loves water, swamps, streams, fens and other wetlands, this plant tends to be absent in states with naturally dry-desert climates, such as Arizona, New Mexico, and others. Montana and North Dakota are northern states where bearded sedge is not found.

It is not uncommon to find a bearded sedge bunch growing in the middle of a stream. It’s a plant that will tolerate even deeper water. Landscapers can make use of the plant as structure along areas bordering the sea, or directly in water ponds or other areas where water is part of the design scheme.


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Bearded Sedge: A Lovely Addition to Lilly Ponds 



 Today Bearded Sedge (Carex comosa) serves as an in-demand landscaping plant in locations with ponds or waterways. It differs from "Bearded Flatsedge" or "Bearded Squaresedge" (Cyperus squarrosus), a protected wetlands plant in the United States. (According to the United States Department of Agriculture, some varieties of Carex comosa also fall within the endangered category, however.)


About Bearded Sedge


 Bearded Sedge occurs as a stylish perennial grass. It enjoys a broad range in North America, occurring naturally in almost every U.S. state and also in three Canadian provinces. Its alternating, parallel leaves and its vivid green color make it an attractive landscaping plant. Landowners often select Bearded Sedge for use in low-lying garden areas. 


"Bearded" Seeds


 Bearded Sedge typically grows from 1 to 3 feet in height unless trimmed. It produces seeds between April and July. This grass develops a soft, barley-like collection of "bearded" green seeds along the tops of its stems. Seeds display delicate hair-like fringe. 


Excellent For Wetlands Erosion Control


 Bearded Sedge produces fibrous roots. It frequently serves as a desirable erosion control plant in wetlands for this reason. The plant helps contain and compact loose soil. It greatly prefers moist growing conditions and will tolerate both full sun and partial shade. It supplies an appealing addition along the edges of ponds and waterways!

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