Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Oak Sedge

Carex albicans
Plant Type:
Native Environment: Savanna / Woodland
Season of Interest:
Main Color:
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:
Sun Exposure 
Shade
Soil
Moisture
Moderate
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

8 to
10
inches

Spread:

14 to
20
inches
Size
Height: 8 to
10
inches
Spread: 14 to
20
inches
Size
Height: 8 to
10
inches
Spread: 14 to
20
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Shade gardens, containers. Use between upright flowering plants in shaded gardens for weed control.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Performs well in average well drained soil as well as in sandy rain garden soil mix.
Special Features
Special Usage
Ground Cover
Basic Description

Small clump-forming perennial sedge with fountain-like form. Does best in part shade to shade in moderate soils. Use as a ground cover, low border, or between other species for mulch and weed control.

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