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Carex annectens (yellow-fruited sedge)

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Carex annectens started the trial with strong growth and spectacular blooms, particularly when grown in full sun. Also known as yellow-fruited sedge, the blooms of this species create a halo of golden yellow flowers that are displayed well above the foliage and contribute to an eye-catching display. Unfortunately, each year of the trial its performance declined in both sun and shade. Carex annectens tends to flatten after flowering and the new growth is neither vigorous nor full. Yellow-fruited sedge can be found through much of eastern North America in sunny moist to wet locations.


  • Rating
    3.2/3.6 (Shade/Sun) 
  • Common Name
    yellow-fruited sedge  
  • Size
    17” x 27” 
  • Growth habit
  • Texture
  • Winter foliage
  • Mowing rating
    2.4/1.5 (shade/sun)