Plant types and subtypes: Root Catalog, Grasses, Sedges, Wetland Grasses, Ornamental Grasses
Light Requirements: sun, part-sun, part-shade
Water Use: high
Soil Moisture: moist, wet
Soil Description: rich, average, loam
Leaf Color: green
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7
Additional Tags: clumping, deer resistant, emergent, naturalizing, ornamental foliage, pond margin plant, stream margin plant, wetland plant
Pricing & Availability
Carex muskingumensisAlso known as:
Carex muskingumensis is a very attractive wetland sedge with a dense growing habit. Up to 3' tall, its arching foliage has earned it, among others, the well-deserved common name palm sedge. The inflorescence and seed spikelets are borne atop triangular rigid stems, and are not particularly noteworthy.
A versatile, easy to grow wetland species that can tolerate periods inundation, it thrives in fertile, loamy soil that is kept consistently moist. It prefers partial sun, but can be grown in full sun as long as the soil is not allowed to dry out. It will also tolerate a fair amount of shade, however this will produce weaker foliage with a tendency to flop. This is a well-behaved species that spreads slowly by rhizomes to form large, dense clumps. It can also spread by seed, but again, it is not aggressive. Zones 5-7
Seed or division.
Carex muskingumensis is easy to grow, low maintenance, and very attractive. It is an excellent choice for pond or stream margins, rain gardens, ecological restoration and erosion control. Rather unpalatable to browsing mammals, including deer.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
AR, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, OH, OK, TN, WI
USDA Endangered Status:
- Endangered: TN
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