Exposure
Sun
Part sun
Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Wet
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Summer
Bloom Color
Brown
Red
Attributes
Easy to Grow
Evergreen
Water Requirements
Prefers consistent soil moisture
Plant in or around water or bog gardens
Picture courtesy of North Creek Nurseries

Carex stricta

Tussock Sage

This grass is evergreen and usually has brown colored leaves at the base of the plants, while the new growth is a bright green at the top. The blooms appear in late Spring atop the foliage in reddish brown spikes. This looks great in a rain garden or wet meadow and is easy to care for.

Height:

24-36 in

Spacing:

12

Bloom Time:

Late Spring-Early Summer

Bloom Color:

Red-Brown

Carex (kah'-reks)

Family: Cyperaceae · Common Name: Sedge

Fountains of foliage consisting of fine to wide blades and blues, greens, bronze or variegated forms make sedges an excellent addition to any landscape. Easy to grow in most soil conditions and generally drought tolerant once established.

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