Tussock Sedge

Carex stricta

  • AKA Carex elata
  • Slender upright sedge with leaves and seeds growing off the same stems
  • Stems are bluish-green, triangular in cross section
  • Male and female blooms flower on separate spikes
  • Plants emerge from elevated tufts (tussocks) in or near standing water
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Grass Type: Cool Season



60-90 cm

30-50 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Best grown in full sun in moist to wet conditions, like standing water. Colonizes slowly by rhizomes. 

Additional Notes about Tussock Sedge:

Native to Ontario

Cool Season Grasses: These grasses do the majority of their growing in early spring and start again when temperatures start to cool in the fall. During the warmer summer months, they stop growing and some will even go dormant. Cool season grasses flower in the spring or early summer. Most cool season grasses grow best in a consistently moist soil.