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     Remember the old seersucker suit? Now there's a sedge to match. The foliage on Plantain-leaf Sedge has that same crinkled look, and that's why it's also called Seersucker Sedge.


     The leaves are wide and green with a tinge of burgundy and with spikes of purplish-brownish, showy flowers emerging in spring before the leaves come out.


     Plantain-leaf Sedge makes a great groundcover for a shady spot, and it looks great as a border for steps or walkways.  Try pairing it with Foamflower and Coral Bells.

Plantain-leaf Sedge

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    • Latin: Carex plantaginea
    • Height: 1 foot tall and wide
    • Spacing: 12 inches
    • Light: Part to full shade
    • Soil: Medium, moist
    • Bloom: Small, purplish summer flowers
    • Foliage: Evergreen
    • Landscape: Groundcover for a shade garden, border, erosion control
    • Resistance: Deer
    • Native range here
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