Carex stricta

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Tussock Sedge

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Dense mounds of fine, green blades that grows easily in moist to wet soils. Spiklets of green emerge in late spring and matures to a reddish-brown spike. Native to Central United States. often used for water gardens, around ponds, as erosion control and as a groundcover.

Height

12-18 in

Spread

18 in

Bloom Time

May-June

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows well in wet and very moist locations. Will survive areas that experience seasonal flooding. Forms large colonies, spreading by rhizomes.

When to Divide

spring

Good Companions

Lady Fern (Athyrium filix-femina), Great Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica), Spotted Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium maculatum), Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata), Turtlehead (Chelone glabra), Common Sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale), Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Evergreen
Ground Cover
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Winter
Spring
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist
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