Creek Sedge

Carex amphibola

Carex amphibola, or Creek Sedge, is a highly adaptable sedge with an ornamental, fountain-shaped form. Flowering stems rise above the bright green foliage in late spring. Creek Sedge is a good ground cover choice for shaded sites with moist or medium …

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Plants 3" Pots
1-4 $6.99 ea.
5-10 $5.99 ea.
11-31 $4.99 ea.
32+ $3.99 ea.
Availability: In stock
SKU
43006-03
Cultural Details
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Medium, Moist, Wet
Sun Exposure Partial, Shade
Height 1' - 2'
Bloom Color Green
Bloom Time May
Spacing 18"
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Root Type Fibrous
Benefits Deer Resistant

Carex amphibola, or Creek Sedge, is a highly adaptable sedge with an ornamental, fountain-shaped form. Flowering stems rise above the bright green foliage in late spring. Creek Sedge is a good ground cover choice for shaded sites with moist or medium soil. In the sun it is best planted in areas that are consistently moist, as it will tolerate some sun, but may need additional water if the soil becomes too dry. Found growing in deciduous forests in low flat areas, or on stream banks, it prefers shade and moist conditions and is semi-evergreen in milder climates. A good deer resistant wildlife plant, it is host plant for skipper butterflies and the seeds of this sedge are eaten by turtles.