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Tussock Sedge - Carex stricta

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Phonetic:  KAIR-ecks STRIK-tah

Tussock Sedge actively grows during the spring and fall when soil temperatures are cool. Carex stricta is a rhizomatous evergreen sedge forming a dense tussock of grass-like, rich blue-green leaves. As the leaves die off, they form a distinctive, elevated mounded clump or tussock. Best grown in mass for foliage effect in moist to wet areas including ones with standing water. Good selection for low spots, stream/pond margins or areas with seasonal flooding. 

  • Hardiness: 3-8
  • Native Region: USDA Plant Database
  • Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
  • Flower Color: Reddish brown
  • Bloom Time: May, June
  • Soil Type: Moist to wet
  • Mature Plant Size: 1-3 feet
  • Plant Spacing: 1 foot
  • Host Plant: Eyed Brown, Mulberry Wing, and Black Dash   
  • Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies
  • Advantages: Naturalize, Ground cover for shady areas
  • Landscape Uses: Pondside
  • Companion Plants: Swamp Rose, Purple Coneflower, Obedient Plant