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Carex plantaginea - Seersucker Sedge (w/ frost)

Carex plantaginea

Sedge - Seersucker

Seersucker Sedge lives up to its common name with its wide green leaves that are "puckered like Christmas ribbon", as those articulate folks at North Creek Nurseries say.  Carex plantaginea is native to eastern North America.  It tolerates moist locations and adds winter interest because this Carex is evergreen.  Plants slowly colonize from short rhizomes and by producing occasional seedlings.  The seeds are a food source for woodland birds including wild turkey.  It’s very quick to establish in rain gardens and on wooded slopes.

PRN Preferred:  We love the unique, seersucker texture of the foliage and the purplish inflorescences.

Height

10 Inches

Spread

12 Inches

USDA Hardiness Zone

4
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Deer Resistant
Erosion Control
Evergreen
Full Shade
Groundcover
Native
Native - Straight Species
Rain Garden Plants
Self-Seeds
Winter Interest
Foliage
Soil Conditions
Average
Moist
Sandy
Exposure
Full Shade
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
Special Recognition
Pleasant Run Nursery Preferred Selection
Attracts Wildlife
Food Source for Wildlife
Tolerance
Wet Site Tolerant
Foliage Color
Green
Grass Season
Cool Season
Companion Plants to Carex plantaginea
Creeping Phlox Phlox stolonifera 'Bruce's White'
Creeping Phlox
Wild Pink Silene caroliniana var. wherryi 'Short and Sweet'
Wild Pink
Jacob's Ladder Polemonium reptans 'Stairway to Heaven'
Jacob's Ladder
Similar Plants to Carex plantaginea
Glaucous Woodland Sedge Carex laxiculmis Bunny Blue®
Glaucous Woodland Sedge
Solomon's Seal Polygonatum odoratum 'Ruby Slippers'
Solomon's Seal