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Seersucker sedge

Carex plantaginea

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Seersucker sedge is an evergreen, spreading sedge with narrow brown-black flowers on 8-inch stems in spring. Its wide, puckered foliage is shiny and bright green, reaching over a foot long. This sedge is native to rich woods of the eastern U.S. and makes a nice edger or accent plant.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsSeersucker sedge makes a great texture plant for moist shady places.

CareAvoid extremes of dry or wet soil.

PropagationSow seed in containers and overwinter in a cold frame. Divide betwen spring and early summer.

ProblemsRust, smut, and leaf spot. Aphids are possible.

  • Genus : Carex
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Bloom Time : Spring
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
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