Helpful Gardening Tips
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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: 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. as well as to eastern Canada, this plant is mostly 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 a green or copper-hue atop stalks ascending from a base of spiky, blades approximately ½” wide 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 groups of about 5-7 atop the stem. The ‘fringe’ or wooly extensions from these spikelets make this plant when planted in groupings, a most interesting garden accent. The textures of this Wool Grass reflect quite a range, not to mention the full 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. They have long life expectancies and due to the seeds production, will be ideal to place in an area that may welcome additional ‘volunteer’ plantings.