Tussoc Sedge is especially perfect for areas with standing water, or for streams, ponds, or areas with seasonal flooding.
Tussoc Sedge is also known as Carex Stricta. Hardy planting zones are 4-10. It grows along wet, moist water beds. This sedge is a vigorous grower. This gets up to 1-3 feet and will spread 1-2 feet. It will bloom from may to June and will be a reddish brown color. Grows best when it has full sunlight and some shade. It proliferates in moist to wet soils, and it includes standing in water, Best when grown in mass for a foliage effect in most wet areas. A great place to find these are ponds and streams and areas with seasonal flooding. Excellent for ground covering shady areas.
The Tussoc Sedge has unique triangular long stems and likes to grow in clusters. It blooms from May to June typically and produces brownish red flowers. Wild turkeys mainly want the seeds that this sedge produces so don’t be surprised if you get a few feathery visitors. It has also been known to attract Cardinals, Junco, squirrels, and Mallards. The Tussoc Sedge does exceptionally well if planted by a pond or lake and it is quite hardy. It can survive drought-like conditions.
The Tussoc Sedge makes a lovely addition to any landscape project or garden setting.
Gardeners can use tussock sedge for a foliage effect, especially in moist and wet areas. However, tussock sedge can be grown in less naturally moist areas as long as gardeners make sure to keep the soil the sedge is growing in consistently damp. Tussock sedge thrives in full sunlight or partially shaded areas and is tolerant of ground with a right amount of clay content.
The flowering of tussock sedge isn’t particularly gaudy or showy, and it’s probably best used as an accent for smaller gardens, or as ground cover for shady areas. Tussock sedge isn’t a species with any significant insect or disease problems that would cause it to sicken or die off. Further, it’s unpalatable to most herbivores, including deer, so wildlife eating tussock sedge isn’t an issue.
Tussoc Sedge Ships As – Bareroot Plant