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Carex praegracilis | Pacific Nurseries

Carex praegracilis

Common Name | Field Sedge
Popular Plant CA Native | Pacific Nurseries
CA Native
Grass + Grasslike
Carex praegracilis is a monocot and perennial grass-like herb that is native to California. It produces sharply triangular stems up to 2-3′ tall from a network of thin, coarse rhizomes. The inflorescence is a dense, somewhat cylindrical array of flower spikes up about 1-1.5″ long. As an excellent lawn replacement or hardy ground cover, it tolerates moderate foot traffic and is ideal for meadow settings in the Bay Area.

Carex praegracilis

Attributes + Requirements

Evergreen
Popular Plant Pollinator Attraction | Pacific Nurseries
Some Pollinator Attraction
Growth | 1′ High
Growth | 2-3′ Wide
Popular Plant Flower Color | Pacific Nurseries
Flower Color | Brown
Moderate Water
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade
Popular Plant Soil Requirements | Pacific Nurseries
Soil | Sandy, Rocky, Clay, Well-Drained
Special Features = Deer Resistant | Low Maintenance | Disease Free | Costal Tolerant
Popular Plant Sizes Grown | Pacific Nurseries
Carex praegracilis
Sizes Grown | 1 gal

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“When regionally appropriate California native grasses like Carex praegracilis are combined with colorful perennials, the result is a shimmering, mini-ecosystem that’s friendly to all life. Even better, native grasses requires minimal water, care, or other limited resources.”
John Greenlee | Greenlee & Associates

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