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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.
|Ships Year Round|
Hardy Planting Zone: Zones 3-9
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Green
Height at Maturity: 6-12 inches
Soil Type Preferred: Well-drained, moist, sandy
Sun or Shade: Sun to partial shade
Carex texensis, more commonly known as Texas sedge, is a perennial weeping sedge native to the Central and Eastern United States.
It’s primarily sought after due to its similarity to turfgrass but is much easier to maintain. Texas sedge is often chosen as a plant covering for areas that are too shady or too dry for grasses to grow. Due to its ability to withstand unfavorable conditions, Texas sedge is used for landscape naturalization and restoration.
Texas sedge grows several inches before it begins to weep. During the early summer, tiny spikelets containing the plant’s flowers begin to bloom, first green, but then later switching to a brown color as the months go by.
Texas sedge is remarkably easy to care for. It rarely, if ever, requires any dedicated watering, and while it’s possible to mow it several times per year, it’s not necessary to do so.
Some spacing between sedge plants is needed (usually 6 inches), but a lot of care about how they’re distributed isn’t required. Texas sedge is also quite good at withstanding at least some foot traffic, which is why it’s common for it to be placed in between stepping stones or along footpaths. It’s also considered to be unpalatable to deer and is generally pest-resistant.
Texas sedge thrives best in semi-woody areas with sandy soil and typically does well alongside other sedge-like plants. The intense green color is best achieved by placing it in a partially shaded area, although it can still grow in full sun and easily moved from one place to another without much of an issue.