Alphabetical Plant Listing

Carex muskingumensis (Palm Sedge)

Muskingum Sedge, Palm Sedge


Resembling small, feathery palms, Carex muskingumensis (Palm Sedge) is a dense, clump-forming sedge boasting numerous tapering, bright green leaves that radiate from lax stems. In late spring, arching flower spikes appear among the foliage. They turn golden brown when ripe and persist throughout the summer. In the fall, the foliage turns a pretty coppery color before going winter dormant. Native to North America, this moisture-loving plant provides long-lasting interest and is a food source for many bird species. It is an excellent choice for a water garden, wetland garden or as a groundcover.

  • Grows up to 2-3 ft. tall and wide (60-90 cm). Will slowly spread by rhizomes and self-seeding.
  • Performs best in full sun or light shade in continually moist to wet, fertile soils. Can grow in shallow water, up to 3-4 in. deep (7-10 cm).
  • This is n showy accent plant for beds and borders, containers, near ponds and pools where it adds wonderful character and texture to plant combinations.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Deer resistant.
  • Cut to the ground in winter.
  • Propagate by cuttings or seed.
  • Native to North America.

Not sure which Carex - Sedges to pick?
Compare All Carex - Sedges

Buy Carex muskingumensis (Palm Sedge)

Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Ornamental Grasses, Perennials
Plant Family Carex - Sedges
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Water Needs Average, High
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Moisture Retentive, Poorly Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin, Southeast, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Southwest, Oklahoma
Tolerance Deer, Wet Soil
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Ponds and Streams
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

Buy Plants

Great Plant Combination Ideas with Carex - Sedges

Guides with Carex - Sedges


Shutterstock, Teddington Gardener

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Ornamental Grasses, Perennials
Plant Family Carex - Sedges
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Water Needs Average, High
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Moisture Retentive, Poorly Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin, Southeast, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Southwest, Oklahoma
Tolerance Deer, Wet Soil
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Ponds and Streams
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

Great Plant Combination Ideas with Carex - Sedges

Guides with Carex - Sedges

Plant Calculator

How many Carex muskingumensis (Palm Sedge) do I need for my garden?

%
ft
ft

Your Shopping List

Plant Quantity
Carex muskingumensis (Palm Sedge)

Find your Hardiness Zone

Find your Climate Zone

Find your Heat Zone

Join Gardenia.net

Create a membership account to save your garden designs and to view them on any device.

Becoming a contributing member of Gardenia is easy and can be done in just a few minutes. If you provide us with your name, email address and the payment of a modest $25 annual membership fee, you will become a full member, enabling you to design and save up to 25 of your garden design ideas.

Join now and start creating your dream garden!

Create a New Collection

Optional. For your reference.


Move Selected Plants to a Different Collection


Delete Collection

This field is required.