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