Carex amphibola
Creek sedge

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Butterfly FriendlyDeer ResistantRain GardenPart Shade
DESCRIPTION
Creek sedge
Carex amphibola

This is a widely adaptable native sedge that occurring naturally from Texas to Quebec and Georgia to New Hampshire. It has a compact, mounding habit with shiny semi-evergreen foliage in zone 6. Perfect for a woodland or shade garden with moist or wet soil.

North Creek Unique™ - This unique assortment has been discovered or introduced to the trade and shared with the world by North Creek Nursery. 

 

 

 

BENEFITS
Long-lived native perennial grass for shade
Attracts butterflies, host plant for many skippers
Turtles eat the seeds
Fantastic native substitute for Liriope
Deer and rabbit tend to leave this plant alone
NATIVE INFO

Native Range

Plants are indigenous to deciduous floodplain forests, mesic forests with acidic loamy soils, flatwoods, slopes above streams or creeks, seeps, lake shores and moist upland deciduous woodlands.

Interesting Facts

Turtles have good eyesight and an excellent sense of smell. Hearing and sense of touch are both good and even the shell contains nerve endings.

GROWING TIPS

 Sedges will bloom in the spring and when they are finished some species can look untidy. This is a good time to cut them back.

Mature Size: 8-12in. Wide x 8-12in. Tall

Hardiness Zone: 3-9

Sun Exposure: Part Shade

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