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Carex muskingumensis

Carex muskingumensis - Palm Sedge Grass

More About Carex muskingumensis

  • Small clump-forming grass with a mounding, cascading habit
  • Bright green foliage and divided leaves provide a tropical appearance
  • Small golden-brown flowers
  • Seed heads are drooping, lavender-to-white and long-lasting
  • Bloom Time: Late spring
  • Grass Type: Cool season

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Cool Season Grasses: These grasses do the majority of their growing in early spring and start again when temperatures start to cool in the fall. During the warmer summer months, they stop growing and some will even go dormant. Cool season grasses flower in the spring or early summer. Most cool season grasses grow best in a consistently moist soil.
 

 

Zone:

3

Height:

60-75 cm

Spread:

45-60 cm

Colour:

Brown
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Palm Sedge Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips

This sedge thrives in partial to full shade in a moist, well-drained soil, tolerating full sun only with adequate moisture. Dead tops should be removed in fall or early spring to make way for new growth.


Carex muskingumensis Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Clumping
Upright
Spreading

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Naturalizing