Creek Sedge

 - Carex amphibola

Light: Partial, Shade
Soil: Sand, Loam, Clay
Moisture: Medium, Moist, Wet
Benefits: Deer Resistant
Height: 1'-2'
Blooms: May
Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Color: Green
Spacing: 18"
Root: Fibrous

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This widely adaptable native sedge forms attractive fountain-shaped, bright green mounds. In late spring, spikes of  flowering stems rise above the graceful foliage. The compact, semi-erect plants are surprisingly ornamental.

Plant this native sedge in shade gardens, rain gardens, meadows or stream banks. Popular as a grouped component in the garden as well as in massed plantings. It makes an excellent low-maintenance groundcover choice for shaded sites with moist or medium garden soil. In the sun, Carex amphibola is best planted in areas that are consistently moist. It will tolerate some sun, but may need additional water if the soil becomes too dry. 

Creek Sedge can be found growing in deciduous forests, often in low flat areas, or on the slopes of streams. It prefers shade and moist conditions, and is semi-evergreen in milder climates. A good deer resistant wildlife plant, it is host to some Skipper butterflies and the seeds of this sedge are eaten by turtles.


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