Ornamental Grass

Carex vulpinoidea

Fox Sedge

This beautiful sedge is one of the most widespread species of carex in North America. The common name comes from the seed heads that mature in late summer and resemble fox tails. The arching, glossy foliage is especially attractive grown in large groups. They are perfect for moist soil, erosion control and rain gardens. Birds will eat the seed but deer tend not to eat this plant. They are even resistant to black walnuts.

  • Forms lovely mounds of arching, glossy foliage
  • Grows in moist to wet soils in full to part sun
  • In late summer, seed heads become a pleasing deep brown
  • The seeds are relished by many ground feeding birds
  • Unpalatable to deer and other herbivores
  • Perfect for erosion control and rain gardens
Water's Edge / Bog Plant
Water's Edge / Bog Plant
Ornamental Grass
Ornamental Grass
Mass Planting
Mass Planting
Native
Native
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Ground Cover
Ground Cover
Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Partial Sun
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Wet Soil/Wetlands
Wet Soil/Wetlands
Average Water
Average Water
Water Garden
Water Garden
Moist, Well-Drained
Moist, Well-Drained

Characteristics and Attributes