Carex stricta ~ Tussock Sedge
Carex stricta ~ Tussock Sedge
Carex stricta ~ Tussock Sedge

Tussock Sedge

Carex stricta

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 Tussock Sedge is a tufted  na t ive aquatic  grass with evergreen foliage.  Its new fountain-like foliage is a bright green, which grows above its old straw-like leaves that are retained for a year creating a layered effect.  In spring clumps rise above the foliage and when the green flowers mature they are replaced by chocolate brown seed clusters.  Prefers  partial sun and wet soils.

Type: 

Orn. Grass

Origins:

N.C and East N. America; SE Native

Height: 

3' - 4'

Spread: 

1’ - 2’

Spacing: 

1’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

5 - 8

Culture: 

Full Sun Part Sun 

Bloom Color: 

Green

Season of Interest: 

Spring,  Year-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low maintenance.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings,  Borders Woodland Gardens Wildlife Gardens Naturalized Areas Ponds and Streams Water gardenand Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS:  Wool Grass, Monkey Flower, Goldenrod

IMAGES: Photo by  Frank Mayfield Carex stricta COMMON TUSSOCK SEDGE (2)  gmayfield10, Carex stricta, CC BY-SA 2.0,  (3) Photo by  Patrick Alexander Along a tributary of Casias Creek

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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