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Carex remota

Remote Sedge

Native to Europe, Central and East Asia


Evergreen fine foliaged mounding perennial sedge for moist areas in part sun to part shade.  Can tolerate more sun as long as moisture is provided.  May be trimmed by half in spring and early summer to clean up foliage, or raked out.  Do not trim in fall or winter.  Deer and rabbit resistant.  


18-24 inches


18-24 inches


24-36 inches

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Carex remota Characteristics

Attracts Wildlife

  • Songbirds
  • Pollinators
  • Butterflies


  • Rain Garden
  • Evergreen
  • Clay Soil
  • Ground Cover
  • Interesting Foliage


  • Partial Shade

Deer Resistant

  • Deer Resistant

Flowering Months

  • May
  • April

Foliage Color

  • Green

Grass Season

  • Cool Season Grass

Groundcover Foot-Traffic Tolerances

  • Moderate

Growth Rate

  • Medium

Lawn Replacement or Groundcover

  • Groundcover

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Winter

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist

Plants that work well with Carex remota ''

Thimble weed Thimble weed (Anemone virginiana)
Mistflower, hardy ageratum Mistflower, hardy ageratum (Eupatorium coelestinum)
Boneset Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum)
Sweet Joe pye weed Sweet Joe pye weed (Eupatorium purpureum)
Golden star Golden star (Chrysogonum virginianum)
Dales alum root Dales alum root (Heuchera americana 'Dales Strain')
Woodland Phlox Woodland Phlox (Phlox divaricata)

Substitutions for Carex remota

Creek sedge Creek sedge (Carex amphibola)
Fox sedge Fox sedge (Carex vulpinoidea)