Three Square Sedge (Schoenoplectus pungens)
Three Square Sedge: Schoenoplectus pungens, or the three-square sedge plant, is a North American and South American native species. It is a beautiful water-loving plant that will grow in almost all USDA plant hardiness zones in either full or partial sunshine.
In nature, three square sedges occur in flood plains, saltwater marshes, bogs, freshwater swamps, near streams, and even ditches full of standing water. It performs well in shallow water, usually six inches deep or less.
TN Nursery customers rely on thee square sedge to install in ponds or picturesque lakes, water gardens, rain gardens, and natural areas with often-standing water. Although it prefers a watery environment, the three-square sedge is conversely drought tolerant.
It is an agreeable ornamental grass--heat-tolerant, cold-tolerant, pest-resistant, salt water-tolerant, and disease-resistant. It is also not particular about soil type or quality. Once you plant the three-square sedge plant, it requires little to no additional care.
Three Square Sedge Assists in Helping to Minimize Harmful Soil Erosion
Water is in constant motion. Thus, it is a significant cause of erosion. Moving water can wash out the earth during its motions--waves, wind, or merely running its natural course down a stream.
The addition of water-loving plants can help mitigate this destructive force of nature. The roots of three-square sedges will dig into the ground, covering the soil and helping to retain it in its place, thus creating a more sustainable ecosystem.
The Handsome Good Looks of Three-Square Sedge
This swamp grass grows in impressively large underwater clumps and spreads fairly wide. It grows about three to four feet above the water's surface. The stems are forest green, erect, and reproduce each season by dropping seeds. Some gardeners like planting this grass in containers they submerge in the pond to help control the size and spread.
Order Your Three Square Sedge From TN Nursery Today
TN Nursery ships only the healthiest plants to our customers--you can order your three square sedge confidently today.
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The shipping was fast and the packaging was great.
wonderful addition to our watergarden
We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.
Ships November through April