PLANT BASE

Carex plantaginea

Seersucker Sedge

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
4-8
0.5-1'
0.5-1'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Clump
Grass/Grass-Like
Semi-evergreen

Plantainleaf Sedge, Plantain-leaf Sedge

APPEARANCE
Bloom time
Bloom color
March-May
Violet/ pinkish
Evergreen foliage
USE FOR
Seasonal interest
ENVIRONMENT
Terminal clusters
Light
Water
Soil
Soil pH
Clay, Loam, Sand
Adaptable
Soil Preference
Rich, moist
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
Woodland slopes, moist, rich woods, and ravines
Eastern US to south to Georgia, west to Mississippi, Iowa, and Minnesota
ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE
Heavy shade, Erosion
BROWSE TOLERANCE
Heavy shade, Erosion
Tolerance to browse by animals typically happens once plants are established. Young plants may still be quite susceptible.
SUGGESTED MAINTENANCE & COMMON PROBLEMS
Divide every 2-3 years, don't add thick mulch as will cause rot
COMPANION PLANTS
Foam flower,Red trillium,Wild blue phlox,Creeping phlox,Wild Geranium,Christmas fern
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
NOTES
Birds eat seeds, wild turkey, caterpillars eat foliage

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