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Carex plantaginea

plantain sedge

Seersucker sedge can add great visual interest to shady gardens, with semi-evergreen leaves that grows quickly to form clumps that are easily divided for replanting. It tolerantes a range of moistures, though it will struggle in full sun.

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Height: 6-10 in
Spread: 8-12 in
Hardiness Zone: 4-8


Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Part Shade
Shade
Soil Moisture
Wet
Average
Ecoregion
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
(82) Acadian Plains and Hills
(58) Northeastern Highlands
Ornamental Interest
Winter Interest and/or Evergreen
Spring Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Other Pollinators/Wildlife
Pollinator Powerhouse Plant
Host Plant
Tolerance
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance


North American Distribution


plantain sedge - Carex plantaginea from Native Plant Trust
plantain sedge - Carex plantaginea from Native Plant Trust
plantain sedge - Carex plantaginea from Native Plant Trust