PLANT BASE

Carex stricta

Tussock sedge

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
5-8
2-3'
3-5'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Clumping, upright
Grass/Grass-Like
Evergreen

Upright Sedge, Uptight Sedge

APPEARANCE
Bloom time
Bloom color
May-June
Violet/ pinkish
Evergreen foliage
USE FOR
Seasonal interest
ENVIRONMENT
Terminal clusters
Light
Water
Soil
Soil pH
Clay, Loam, Sand
Acidic, Neutral
Soil Preference
Consistently moist
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
Wet meadows and low areas, marsh edges and wetlands
Eastern and Central North America to North Dakota and Texas
ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE
Erosion, Flooding, Wet soil, Clay soil
BROWSE TOLERANCE
Erosion, Flooding, Wet soil, Clay soil
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
Swamp milkweed,Blue flag iris,Soft rush
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
NOTES

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