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Carex stricta

Tussock Sedge

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Carex stricta (Tussock Sedge)

Rich green, fine-bladed leaves form dense mounds or "tussocks." Useful for water gardens, swales, around the edge of ponds or streams or in moist soil as a ground cover.

Additional Information:


Height
12-18 Inches

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Spread
18-30 Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Green


USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium purpureum), Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica), Rose Mallow (Hibiscus lasiocarpos), Christmas Fern (Polystichum acrostichoides), Copper Iris (Iris fulva), Lady Fern (Athyrium filix-femina)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

OBL

Root

Fibrous
Rhizomes

Season of Interest

Mid (May-June)
Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

High

Special Uses

Bog
Ground Cover

Sun Exposure

Full Sun
Medium Sun/Average Shade

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Food/Birds
Cover