Carex stricta

Tussock Sedge

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  • Native to wetlands and moist forests
  • Dense green mound of long, quarter-inch wide leaves
  • Spreads by rhizomes
  • In the wild the old foliage decomposes and enriches the soil
  • Flowers in May
  • Plant at or near the water line
  • Great for wetland restorations

Height: 2-3 ft

Zone: 4-8

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Mass Planting
  • Water's Edge / Bog Plant
  • Native


  • Sun/ pt.shade

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Spreads slowly by rhizomes

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Wet Soil/Wetlands
  • Water Garden

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