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Carex muskingumensis
Carex muskingumensis
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Carex muskingumensis

Palm Sedge

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 8.090.470

This grass-like plant is a native North American wildflower. Plants form a graceful, upright clump of divided leaves, with an almost tropical appearance, similar in effect to papyrus. Best in a moist location, but tolerates average or even dry soils well. Performs very well in pots set into a water feature. Nice foliage for flower arranging. Dead tops should be trimmed back in early spring. Clumps are easily divided in spring. Roots spread to form a sizeable patch in time, but not considered to be invasive.

Further details for
Carex muskingumensis

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Dry or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Wild Flower
   40-60 cm
   16-23 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.