Carex barbarae

Santa Barbara Sedge

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Grasses / Shrubs

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Small

Also Grown As: Bush

Mature Height & Spread: 1-3' x 1-2'

Natural Growth Habit: Clumping

Native To: California, Pacific Northwest

Exposure: Full Sun

Water: Low Water

Flower Color: Insignificant

Bloom Time:

Special Features: Deer Resistant / Drought Resistant / Seacoast Conditions

Container Sizes: #1

Sunset Garden Zones: 4-9, 14-24

A Bit More

Carex barbarae, also called Basket Sedge, is a California native sedge with a wide distribution.  Basket Sedge is attractive in containers, and useful in bioswales to handle extra runoff from streets and parking lots.  Watch Carex barbarae in more natural settings, as it can sometimes be an aggressive grower, and take over areas.  Plant this Carex in areas where you would like to encourage wild birds to visit; they are attracted to both the seeds, and use the grass fibers for nesting material.

A Bit More

Carex barbarae, also called Basket Sedge, is a California native sedge with a wide distribution.  Basket Sedge is attractive in containers, and useful in bioswales to handle extra runoff from streets and parking lots.  Watch Carex barbarae in more natural settings, as it can sometimes be an aggressive grower, and take over areas.  Plant this Carex in areas where you would like to encourage wild birds to visit; they are attracted to both the seeds, and use the grass fibers for nesting material.