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Tussock Sedge - 100 Plugs

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Tussock Sedge

Tussock Sedge is a perennial grass native to North America. Also, it is a member of the Cyperaceae family. Tussock sedge is excellent for wetland and bog restoration projects and ornamental garden plantings.

Tussock sedge has unique foliage, is round, and is about 1/4" wide by 1/2" long. It grows to 2 feet tall, spreading 3-4 feet. The leaves are green and flat, each with a single stem at its base. The yellowish-brown flowers grow on top of tall stalks above the leaves.

Tussock Sedge Ease of Growing

Tussock sedge is easy to love because it stays small and has attractive leaves that grow in three tufts at the ends of its stems. The plant spreads slowly by rhizomatous roots — so slowly that you might never notice you've got more than one plant. It is also a low-maintenance plant that requires little care beyond regular watering during hot weather and fertilizing a few times during the growing season.

Tussock sedge does best in neutral or slightly acidic soil (pH 5 to 7). If your soil is naturally more alkaline (pH above 7), amend it with peat moss or compost from TN Nursery to lower the pH before planting tussock sedge.

Shade tolerant, they grow well in moist areas along stream banks, rivers, ponds, and wet meadows and marshes across much of North America, where they can grow beyond their average heights.

Tussock Sedge: Appearance

Tussock sedges are easy to spot in the winter because of their unique leaf arrangement. The leaves are in three groups, with two at the base of each stem and a single leaf at the top. The leaves are flat and wide, with parallel veins running from the base to the tip of each leaf.

Tussock sedges get their name from their unusual growth habit. Instead of growing in a clump like most other grasses, they grow in tufts or clumps. They have long taproots that make them difficult to remove by hand or machine.