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A wetland species, tussock sedge is also a nice choice for the ornamental water garden.

A wetland species, tussock sedge is also a nice choice for the ornamental water garden. Typical inventory plug USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 5 October 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

Carex stricta

Tussock sedge

Carex stricta is an emergent aquatic, evergreen sedge that spreads via rhizomes. Forms dense clumps and has narrow, grass-like leaves. This beautiful sedge has great form and definitely deserves a spot in the ornamental water garden. 


Height:

2-3 ft

Spread:

1-2 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:

5-8

Bloom Color:

Green, Tan

Carex stricta Characteristics

Exposure

  • Partial Shade to Full Sun

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Wet to Moist

Attributes

  • Bog
  • Naturalizing
  • Evergreen

Flowering Months

  • June

Interesting Notes:

For more information on this plant, visit the USDA PLANTS Database: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=CAST8