Carex socialis - Social Sedge

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Carex socialis prospers in moist or wet woods, and is great for ground cover in a moist, partly shaded area.  The preferred exposure is dappled sunlight or part shade, so these plants will not tolerate full sun or full shade.

This sedge performs well in heavy clay soils and is tolerant of seasonally wet sites that become dry during summer. 

Established plants are drought tolerant, pest resistant and unpalatable to deer and other herbivores.

Plants can be cut to the ground during late winter before new growth is initiated.  

This sedge is an excellent native substitute for the popular Asian groundcovers Liriope muscari and Ophiopogon japonicus.