Carex plantaginea

Sedge, Seersucker

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Pot Size: 4"x4"x5.5" pot

Plant Description

Seersucker Sedge makes a great texture plant for moist shady places. Slowly expanding, evergreen clumps are composed of strap-shaped, puckered, shiny, bright green leaves up to 1 inch wide and 15 inches long. The effect is one of a really wide-leaved, wrinkled grass. Non-showy late spring flowers appear on thin, black-tipped stems. The species occurs in rich woods from Minnesota to Maine and south to Alabama and Georgia where it is rare throughout its range but may be locally abundant.

Give this plant good soil and some shade and use it with other plants of similar needs: ferns, Bleeding Hearts, Foamflowers, Phlox, etc. Clip off old leaves in the spring when new growth emerges.



Container plant

Deer Resistant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Not too hard to grow



Plant Type

Grass or grass-like,

Ground cover, Perennial

Light Exposure

Mostly shady, Full shade

Soil Condition

Average, Organic

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Moist


full quart


12 to 24


Flower Color


Bloom Time

Late spring



Hardiness Zones

5, 6, 7, 8, 9