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` Luzula multiflora
Luzula multiflora
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Imagine how delighted I was to discover that this adorable little plant is an East Coast Native.

I'd been growing it for several years,  after obtaining seeds from a German Botanic Garden,   when my friend Peter Huess of Enchanters Garden saw it in flower in a border here at the nursery.  We chatted about it how it was a plant for all seasons and how he'd seen it in he wild years ago,  assuming that I knew it was native.  I remarked that I didn't know that he'd been to Europe exploring the native flora over there when he told me that he saw it right here in Greenbrier County.

I think the reason that most people miss it flowering in the woods is due to its extremely early Spring flowering.

I've grown and still produce virtually every other Luzula species and find this one to be the best.

The light and fluffy chestnut brown flowers last for weeks and the dark green foliage is evergreen and makes a nice tight clump.  I would love to see this plant used more in the front of a sunny or shady border and can even envision what a dramatic sight an entire lawn of it would make.

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