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Carex plantaginea

Also called Seersucker Sedge


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More About Carex plantaginea

  • Semi-evergreen clump-forming grass with a mounding habit
  • Unusually wide puckered leaves, 25 mm, are mostly green but purplish at the base
  • Leaves are rippled and dimpled along the midribs
  • Inconspicuous flowers are showy for a short time
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Grass Type: Cool Season

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Cool Season Grasses: These grasses do the majority of their growing in early spring and start again when temperatures start to cool in the fall. During the warmer summer months, they stop growing and some will even go dormant. Cool season grasses flower in the spring or early summer. Most cool season grasses grow best in a consistently moist soil.

 

Zone:

4

Height:

20-25 cm

Spread:

30-40 cm

Colour:

Brown

Plaintain-Leaved Sedge Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows well in partial to full shade in a moist to average soil. Tolerates a dry, shady site, but will not spread as freely.

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Carex plantaginea Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Clumping
Mounding
Spreading

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Carex plantaginea

Carex eburnea

Carex eburnea

Bristle-leaf Sedge