Helpful Gardening Tips
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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Hardy Planting Zone: 3-9
Bloom Season: July-September
Bloom Color: Green, Copper
Height at Maturity: 3’-6’
Soil Type Preferred: sandy and non-sandy wet to moist soils
Sun or Shade: Full sun
Scirpus Cyperinus, known as ‘Wool Grass’, is a sedge variety that grows upright.
Often mistaken as a typical grass variety, it is part of the sedge bush family. Common to the eastern U.S. and eastern Canada, this plant is primarily found in marsh-like habitats, growing in dense clusters and clumps. The average leaf production per stem is 5-10 leaves. As the seed clusters form on this bulrush, they give off a ‘wooly’ appearance. These clusters present in green or copper-hue atop stalks ascending from a spiky base, blades approximately ½” broad and growing up to 2’ high.
These leaf blades are evergreen, providing a nice contrast to the tall collection of branches adorned with the coppery, wool-like clusters of flowers seen in the late summer season.
In mass plantings, these plants present quite a display-especially on days when there is a breeze stirring.
The flowering clusters, often referred to by botanists as ‘spikelets,’ occur in about 5-7 atop the stem. The ‘fringe’ or wooly extensions from these spikelets make this plant a most interesting garden accent when planted in groupings. The textures of this Wool Grass reflect quite a range, not to mention the whole season of the flowering and unusual coppery-hued flower display.
These plants are excellent choices for managing erosion as long as the area still supports the moist soil environments required.
There is little-to-no maintenance once these sedge varieties are established in your garden. Due to the seeds production, they have long life expectancies and will be ideal for placing in an area that may welcome additional ‘volunteer’ plantings.