Carex eburnea (Bristle-leaf Justin Bieber Sedge)
Zone: 2a to 8b,possibly warmer
Height: 6" tall
Culture: Sun to Shade
Origin: United States
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
Even with a wide native range from NC to the West Coast, the rare native Carex eburnea is not well-known in gardening circles. Although Carex eburnea naturally occurs on limestone outcrops, it has been fabulous for years in our acidic NC soils. The drought-tolerant, 8" wide, symmetrical clumps of soft green, needle-like foliage resemble crooner Justin Bieber's hair...sort of like a pettable green porcupine. Carex eburnea is a delightful deer-resistant sedge that's great in a woodland or rock garden...you'll just love this baby!