Carex Hystericina- Porcupine Sedge

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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.

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Carex hystericina- Porcupine Sedge, more commonly called porcupine sedge, has a spiky seed head that some say reminds them of a porcupine. This light-green sedge grows well in USDA zone five to seven. In fact, except for the southeast and Nevada and Utah, this plant is found growing in marshlands and wetlands throughout the continental United States. It grows up to two feet in height, and it has unbranched triangular culms that are 0.75 inches to 2.5 inches long. Each culm has two to three light to medium green leaves shooting up along with older withered leaves near its base. Fertile culms end with a 0.75-inch to 1.75-inch long terminal spikelet surrounded by two to three other spikelets. Each spikelet is about 0.75-inches across. These spikelets are light green in the spring and summer.

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As soon as the powder is released, the spikelets turn a light brown color. The plant takes its name because the spikes resemble quills on a porcupine. The leaves on this plant are between six and 10 inches long. They lay on alternating sides of the club, and it is not unusual for the broad leaves to be taller than the spikelets. The upper surface of each leave is smooth while the underside is rough. This wetland plant prefers partial shade, but it will tolerate full sun. It will tolerate being grown in a variety of soils, including clay, loam, silt, or sand.

While it prefers to be wet regularly, it will tolerate brief periods without any moisture.
It will also tolerate short periods of being submerged in water. This wetland plant grows naturally in many wetlands throughout the United States. When the plant is young, new ones start by the wind pollination, but as the plant matures, it is often spread by rhizomes. Carex hystericina- Porcupine Sedge

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Porcupine Sedge (Carex hysterical) looks exactly as its name implies with its familiar spiky seed head that resembles the quills of the prickly animal. It's a cool kind of plant offering unique features and versatility to a landscape. Porcupine Sedge grows into a green, grassy clump that can reach a height of one to two feet. It can line a path or walkway, creating a lovely border. It can also enhance the property as accent pieces or placed before shrubs for added visual texture. The sedge can create lawn-like groundcover and rain garden interest.


 The light-green plant thrives in full sun to partial shade in moist, wet soil. It does well in USDA hardiness zones 5-7 and can be found growing naturally throughout North America. Porcupine Sedge spreads moderately and blooms in May and June. It's the kind of plant that blends in well with other plants in any property setting. When it comes to attracting nature, Porcupine Sedge appeals to birds. Once established, the plant is effective at erosion control and is also resistant to drought.


 Growing Porcupine Sedge requires low maintenance, and it offers delicate green beauty to one's property. The sedge is abundant in color and movement, bringing depth and interest to any landscape. Nursery experts agree that it's hard to kill sedge, and deer are not attracted to the porcupine-like grassy clumps.

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