Carex retroflexa 'Bonnie and Clyde'
Bonnie and Clyde Reflexed Sedge
Item #: 8727
Zones: 5a to 9b, guessing
Height: 15" tall
Culture: Sun to Part Sun
Origin: United States
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
Carex retroflexa 'Bonnie and Clyde' is a 2010 Plant Delights/JLBG introduction of our selection of a sedge that's native from Maine south to Texas. Related to Carex texensis, Carex retroflexa can be found in openings of dry deciduous forests. Our particular form is one we collected in 2004 from northern Louisiana's Bienville Parish, where the infamous Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were gunned down in 1934. For us, Carex retroflexa 'Bonnie and Clyde' has made a stunning, very fine textured, mop-top form, which is a nice complement to the bold textures of hostas and heucheras. Thriving best in full to part sun, each clump forms a 15" tall x 18" wide mound, tallest in spring when flowering. We have seen a bit of seeding in moist sites which is fine with us. We think you'll love this as much as we do.