Carex Stricta- Tussock Sedge

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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, 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.

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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

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Tussock Sedge 

The Carex stricta, also known as the Tussock Sedge, is a fast-colonizing clumping sedge plant commonly found growing in the wettest environments of Canada to the Southern United States. More specifically, the Tussock Sedge grows actively in the marshlands and water meadows of the Carolinas and Georgia, with populations also found in Tennessee and as far north as Quebec. Being common to the swampland of North America, the Tussock sedge is best grown in the United States Department of Agriculture Growing Zones 3 – 8.


 Blooms of the Tussock Sedge come to their peak in both May and June, and these blooms are typically a medium shade of brown mixed with a darker red hue. Leaves of this sedge plant are evergreen in nature, and the Tussock Sedge reaches a maximum height of 3 feet tall with the average being closer to 18 inches tall. Spreads of this sedge range from 12 inches to 24 inches wide under ideal conditions and the perfect soil conditions for growing the Tussock Sedge are moderate-to-high moisture. 


 The Tussock Sedge produces deep green foliage with leaves in a clump resembling a collection of grass. As the plant comes into full-blown during May and June, it's flowers rise high above the foliage. This plant is often grown in bunches to take advantage of its propensity for clumping.

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