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Carex bicknellii

Prairie Sedge

  • »  Deer resistant
  • »  Drought tolerant
  • »  Seeds attract songbirds
  • »  Suitable for rain gardens

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Long, green, narrow foliage forms an open, spiky tuft in spring with small seed heads at the top in May. Perfect for massing, this selection is ideal for rain gardens yet it is drought-tolerant enough for drier areas. Dried seed attracts native songbirds!

Foliage Color
Maintenance and Care
Drought Tolerant
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Songbirds
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Flower Color
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Spring
Early Summer
Summer Bloomer
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Partial Shade
Soil Moisture
Average Water
Moist, Well-Drained
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Carex bicknellii

Thrives in partial to full shade. Feed yearly with an organic fertilizer. Cut back aging foliage in late winter before spring flush.