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