Light: Full sun-partial shade
Soil: Wet-Medium Dry
Height: 3 feet
Notable features: one of the most abundant and easy-to-grow sedges in a variety of sun and soil conditions. The common name is derived from the seed head which resembles a fox's tail. Like most sedges, it actively grows during the spring and fall when soil temperatures are cool. Collect the seeds once ripe and spread to other areas of your property! Excellent for streambank or sloped restorations as well as garden use.
Attracts: A food plant of sedge grasshoppers (Stethophymaspp.), the Common Meadow Katydid (Orchelimum vulgare), caterpillars of several skippers (Poanes spp., Euphyes spp.), caterpillars of the Eyed Brown (Satyrodes eurydice), caterpillars of the Tufted Sedge Moth (Hypocoena inquinata) and other moths. Some wetland birds feed on the seedheads of sedges in wetlands. When the Fox Sedge forms large colonies, it provides good cover for many species of wetland animals, including nesting habitat for the Sedge Wren.