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Tussock Sedge

Carex stricta

Tussock Sedge is a handsome wetland native that forms dense, symmetrical tussocks of straw-colored leaves at its base with bright green new growth emerging from the top. Plants naturalize, spreading by rhizomes. Occurs in wet meadows and on pond edges.

Handsome, symmetrical habit
Bold, lush foliage
Great for water gardens and rain gardens
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 Item  Height  Size  Price  Qty
13431 4-10in S3-1 RPM $9.95

Gardening Suggestions for Tussock Sedge:

Prefers moist to wet soils but can grow away from bodies of water as long as adequate moisture is provided. Spreads via rhizomes. Propagate by division of clumps every few years. Cut foliage to the ground in early spring before new growth occurs. Use as a border to ponds and along streambanks as a groundcover. Produced using Forrest Keeling's patented RPM Root Production Method ® technology for exceptional growth and survivability.

Key Characteristics:

Midwest Native
Wet Soil
Moist, Well-Drained
Deer Resistant
Great Foliage
24-36 Inches
36-60 Inches
Hardiness Zone:
5 - 8

RPM: Scientifically Proven to Grow Faster and Healthier

Forrest Keeling Nursery is the world-renowned originator of the RPM (root production method®) RPM technology. Our patented RPM tree technology yields unsurpassed survivability and plant growth, which makes Forrest Keeling plants the benchmark for wetland restorations and large-scale installations in any application.


Characteristics & Attributes for Carex stricta ''

Critter Resistance

Deer Resistant

Soil Moisture Preference

Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil


Full Sun
Partial Shade

Season of Interest (Foliage)


Foliage Color





Grow Native!


Rain Gardens and Bioswales
Erosion Control
Great Foliage
Wetlands and Streambank Stabilization
Midwest Native
Border or Bed
Great Garden Neighbors:
Swamp Milkweed Swamp Milkweed
Cardinal Flower Cardinal Flower
Rose Turtlehead Rose Turtlehead