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Carex Stricta- Tussock Sedge

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3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
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Sun & Shade,
Height At Maturity
Under 10 Feet
Year Round

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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

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Carex stricta- Tussock Sedge

Carex stricta, commonly known as tussock sedge, is also sometimes called upright sedge. It grows in moist partly shady areas such as forests, ponds, and marshes, most widely in the eastern half of the United States and Canada. In large fields of tussock sedge, the build-up of decomposed dead grasses at the base forms peat and can burn as a source of fuel. The long leaves are triangular and can grow up to 3 feet in length with dead grass bending outward to the edges as fresh new grass emerges from the center. As the grass grows and dies, the pile forms a dense tussock at the base that rises above the water and is about as wide as the grass is tall.

Carex stricta- Tussock Sedge Flowers Later in The Springtime

The grass typically flowers in late spring with reddish brown wheat-like spikes that stick up above the grass clumps. The seeds are an excellent source of food for birds, and the plant is often spread via bird droppings. Carex stricta is very easy to grow from seed, but it is faster to establish new plants by removing a chunk of grass from an existing tussock mound.

It likes to build along the edges of creeks and ponds where the ground is continuously muddy, and it will tolerate occasional flooding.
Tussocks may not form until the second season of growth, as the dead leaves take time to pile up. In drier conditions, the plants may spread out and not form tussocks at all. Plants prefer to live in mucky wet soil with the right amount of compost, but they can survive a dry spell. They make a lovely border to ponds and creeks and can be used to stabilize soil in very wet areas. Cut back the grasses in the early spring to stimulate growth. Carex stricta- Tussock Sedge