Tussock Sedge (Carex stricta)

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Carex stricta
Our tussock sedge plants have genetic origins in Illinois. It is a clump-forming sedge whose fountain-like foliage reminds one of prairie dropseed.  It is a great plant for rain gardens and will tolerate a bit of shade.  Fall color is tan.

In dense colonies, it is a good plant for wetland wildlife, feeding numerous moth and butterfly caterpillars, leaf hoppers and grasshoppers, and providing cover for small birds.

Uses:  Rain gardens, butterflies, ornamental grass
Bloom time:  May & June

Height:  16 to 24 inches
Space:  18 to 24 inches

Sun:  Full sun to light shade
Moisture:  Moist, wet; tolerates periodic flooding

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