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Carex amphibola (Creek sedge)
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Carex amphibola

Creek sedge

Long-lived native perennial grass
Fantastic native substitute for Liriope

Carex amphibola is a widely adaptable native sedge naturally occurring from Texas to Quebec and Georgia to New Hampshire. The compact and semi-erect mound has proven to be semi evergreen (zone 6b) and prefers deciduous shade in upland or even floodplain conditions; easily adapts to fine or medium textured soils. Creek Sedge lends itself well to native shade gardens, along wood paths or as a slope stabilizer. It is a vigorous clump former with shiny, narrow green foliage 1/8" wide by up to 12" long. C. amphibola is an excellent companion for Phlox divaricata, Asarum, Chrysogonum and Polygonatum...among others!

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Carex amphibola LP32 - 32 per flat $41.60
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Height

8-12 Inches

Spread

8-12 Inches

Spacing

12 Inches

Bloom Color

Green

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

Good Companions

White wood aster Aster divaricatus
Golden star Chrysogonum virginianum 'Allen Bush'
American alumroot Heuchera americana 'Dale's Strain'

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Sun
Full Sun
Full Shade
Full Shade
Part Sun
Part Sun
Early Spring
Early Spring
Evergreen
Evergreen
Dry
Dry
Average
Average

Additional Information

Growth Rate
Medium
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Winter
Summer
Fall
Attributes
Erosion Control
Native to Northeast
Edging
Native to US
Soil Moisture Needs
Well-Drained
Propagation Type
Vegetative