‘Straw Hat’ sedge

Carex pensylvania ‘Straw Hat’ has numerous, showy yellow flowers. An early bloomer, flowers appear in mid to late April in Minnesota. The plants shown above were plugs planted in 2016. ‘Straw Hat’ appears to be an improvement on the native species with many more flowers. Intrinsic Perennials introduction also available from Emerald Coast.

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University of Minnesota Professor and Extension Horticulturist
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2 Responses to ‘Straw Hat’ sedge

  1. Kathy Jones says:

    Why try to improve a perfectly good sedge? Waste of time and money!!

    • grasstalk says:

      ‘Straw Hat’ may prove to be more reliable for some locations. I know of sites in Minnesota where Penn sedge has failed to establish. Also, seed from Penn sedge is hard to find and perhaps ‘Straw Hat’ will have better seed set.

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