Creek Sedge

Carex amphibola

  • Mounding habit, shiny narrow leaves are often semi-evergreen
  • Woodland or shade garden
  • Moist to wet soils
  • will self-seed
  • Deer resistant

Height: 12-18 in
Spread: 12-18 in
Spacing: 15-24 in
Zone: 3-9

Interesting Notes about Carex amphibola:

Carex amphibola is a valuable Groundcover or Edging Plant for a Shade Garden.  This sedge is useful in meadows and is a good component for a Grouping or Mass Planting.   Plants provide Erosion Control and Winter Interest and are appropriate for Deer Resistant Plantings, Low Maintenance Plantings, Restoration Projects and Wildlife Gardens. Carex amphibola is a great native substitute for the popular Asian groundcovers Liriope muscari and Ophiopogon japonicus.

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Characteristics & Attributes

Critter Resistance:

» Deer Resistant

Foliage Color:

» Green


» Shade/ Part Shade

Soil Moisture:

» Moist, Well Drained


» Clump forming
» Mounding

Season of Interest (Flowering):

» Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage):

» Fall
» Spring
» Summer