Seersucker sedge (Carex plantaginea) has shiny, broad, puckered foliage for shady spots with black bottlebrush-like flowers.
Carex plantaginea has shiny, green leaves that are unusually broad (to 1 1/8") and puckered like Christmas ribbon. An excellent, mostly evergreen (the basal foliage overwinters) groundcover for average to moist shade, provides unique texture. Flowers occur in early to mid-spring, thin and black-tipped, not especially showy.
Common Name: Seersucker Sedge
Family: Cyperaceae (The Sedge Family)
Zone Hardiness: 4-8
Light: Part Shade, Part Sun, Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Black
Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Moist, Average, Dry
Deer Resistant: No
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Moist woods.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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