Scirpus cyperinus

Common name: Wool Grass

Native plant

Wool grass is another in the pantheon of the Scirpus complex. Reaching 4 or 5 foot in height, this plant, like others in the genus, thrives in moist and wet areas with standing water for parts of the year, if not all year. The seed heads on this plant are large, held close to the stem and are reddish in color. 


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Price Level: 
Perennial- Standard
Sizing Options: 
Flat of 32 (plugs)
Flat of 18 (pints)
1 Gallon

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Plant Details

Plant type

Grasses, Sedges and Rushes

Soil type

Moist Mesic, Wet

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period


Urban environment

Road-side/Salt Tolerant, Yards that Flood


Floodplain, Wetlands

Growth form

Colonizing / Spreading

Growth rate


Flower color

White Green

Fall color



Mature height
3 Feet
Mature width
2 Feet
Max height
5 Feet
Max width
3 Feet

Additional information

Helps improves water quality Soil Stabilizer Rain garden suited

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