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Carex stricta

More About Carex stricta

  • AKA Carex elata
  • Slender upright grass with leaves and seeds growing off the same stems
  • Stems are bluish-green, triangular in cross section
  • Male and female blooms flower on separate spikes
  • Plants emerge from elevated tufts (tussocks) in or near standing water
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • 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:

60-90 cm

Spread:

30-50 cm

Colour:

Brown
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Tussock Sedge Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best grown in full sun in moist to wet conditions, like standing water. Colonizes slowly by rhizomes. 


Carex stricta Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Bog or water garden
Bog or water garden

Soil Moisture

Wetland (Root submerged)
Moist to Wet Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge
Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Carex stricta

Carex bebbii

Carex bebbii

Bebb's Sedge