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