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Marsh Sedge

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Height At Maturity
Under 10 Feet
Year Round
Sun & Shade, Full Sun,
Sun & Shade, Full Sun,
Ponds & Water Gardens,
3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
3, 4, 5, 6, 7,

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

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Ships Year Round


Marsh Sedge attracts wildlife and is a great plant for bird watchers 

Marsh sedge is often the nesting grounds for many marsh birds like cranes and herons. It would make an excellent natural touch for any water garden. Marsh sedge can also help with erosion. What makes this sedge stand out from the other sedges is that it does not grow in clumps but colonies. Marsh sedge has a brownish- black stem that can grow up to 4 feet.

Marsh sedge grows in groups in the marsh. It likes very wet conditions.

There are up 10 to 25 spikes crowed at the tip of the steam. Each peak measures 1 to 1 1/2 inches long. The leaves are green and veiny with a white transparent tip. 3 to 5 leaves are forming an alternating pattern up the base of the stalk. The leaves grow up to 9 inches long and 5 mm wide. Marsh sedge produces fruit from late spring to early summer. Each spike holds 3 to 25 seeds. The seeds act as food for many marsh birds. Marsh sedge is a perennial grass so it will grow back every year with no effort. This sedge grows best in wet to the medium damp soil. It also requires full sunlight. It grows in hardiness zones 5-9. Marsh sedge is grown natively in the northern United States.

Marsh Sedge is a nesting place for sea or marsh birds.

Cranes and herons like this for a place to rest and eat. It has an inconspicuous flowering end. It is in the Cyperaceae family. Marsh Sedge is a perennial grass. As a perennial grass, it only needs to be planted once. Marsh Sedge does well in different soil conditions. This sedge will also bring lots of birds to a lawn or landscape. It is a perennial and has a long life. Like most sedge, it will help with erosion. It is native to North America.

Marsh Sedge - Carex Sartwellii.



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