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
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.
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
Soil MoistureWetland (Root submerged)
Moist to Wet Soils
Landscape usesWoodland/woods edge