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Tussock Sedge

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Tussock Sedge grows in USDA Zones 5-8 and is native to the middle and eastern parts of the United States and Canada.

Tussock Sedge is hardy in zones 3 through 8

The Caratex stricta, also known as the Tussock Sedge, is a fast-colonizing clumping sedge plant commonly found growing in the wettest environments of Canada to the Southern United States. More specifically, the Tussock Sedge grows actively in the marshlands and water meadows of the Carolinas and Georgia, with populations also found in Tennessee and as far north as Quebec. Being familiar with the swampland of North America, the Tussock sedge is best grown in United States Department of Agriculture Growing Zones 3 – 8.

 Tussock Sedge reaches a maximum height of 3 feet tall

 Blooms of the Tussock Sedge come to their peak in May and June, and these blooms are typically a medium shade of brown mixed with a darker red hue. Leaves of this sedge plant are evergreen in nature, and the Tussock Sedge reaches a maximum height of 3 feet tall, with the average being closer to 18 inches tall. Spreads of this sedge range from 12 inches to 24 inches wide under ideal conditions, and the ideal soil conditions for growing the Tussock Sedge are moderate-to-high moisture. 


 The Tussock Sedge produces deep green foliage with leaves in a clump resembling a collection of grass. As the plant comes full-blown during May and June, its flowers rise high above the foliage. This plant is often grown in bunches to take advantage of its propensity for clumping.


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