Also called Seersucker Sedge
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
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.
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.
Carex plantaginea Characteristics
Soil MoistureMoist to Average