Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Tussock Sedge

Carex stricta
Plant Type: Grasses / Sedges / Rushes
Native Environment: Stream Edge, Wetland
Season of Interest:
Main Color: Green
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone: 1
Hardy To Zone: 1

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
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.
Special Features
Special Usage
Ground Cover, Rainscaping
Basic Description

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

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