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Carex muskingumensis 'Little Midge'

Also called Dwarf Palm Sedge


More About Carex muskingumensis 'Little Midge'

  • Small clump-forming grass with a mounding, cascading habit
  • Shade will produce a darker green foliage
  • Foliage looks like tiny palm fronds
  • Small golden-brown flowers
  • Drooping,long-lasting seedheads are brownish in colour
  • Bloom Time: Late spring
  • Grass Type: Cool season

Interesting Notes:

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:

5

Height:

15-20 cm

Spread:

20-25 cm

Colour:

Brown
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Miniature Palm Sedge Growing and Maintenance Tips

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


Carex muskingumensis 'Little Midge' Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Moist to Wet Soils

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Deciduous

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Clumping
Mounding

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Naturalizing