Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Tussock Sedge

Carex stricta
Plant Type:
Native Environment: Wetland, Stream Edge
Season of Interest:
Main Color: Green
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
High
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Butterfly / Moth Host
Animal
Resistance
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Size

Height:

12 to
18
inches

Spread:

18 to
30
inches
Size
Height: 12 to
18
inches
Spread: 18 to
30
inches
Size
Height: 12 to
18
inches
Spread: 18 to
30
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Works well in swales, around the edge of a pond or stream or in moist soil to wet as a ground cover.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Grow in sun to light shade in moist to wet soil.
Basic Description

Dense mounds of rich green, fine-bladed foliage. Tolerates a wide range of soil moisture and shade. Useful for water gardens

Special Features
Special Usage
Rainscaping, Ground Cover

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