Palm Sedge

Carex muskingumensis

Palm Sedge, Carex muskingumensis, is famous for its glossy green leaves that branch out from the main stem. The spikey foliage is arranged in a pinwheel or palm-like pattern that sets this sedge apart from all the others…

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Cultural Details
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Medium, Moist
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial
Height 2' - 3'
Bloom Color Green
Bloom Time May, June
Spacing 1'
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7
Root Type Rhizome
Benefits Deer Resistant

Palm Sedge, Carex muskingumensis, is famous for its glossy green leaves that branch out from the main stem. The spikey foliage is arranged in a pinwheel or palm-like pattern that sets this sedge apart from all the others. Forming Dense clumps, the upright stems are covered in a brilliant green textural display all season-long. The foliage turns yellow after an autumn frost.

This attractive sedge is native to wooded lowlands and grows naturally in river bottoms and floodplain forests in the central and upper Midwest. Moist settings in light shade or full sun are preferred, and this adaptable sedges thrives in medium and clay soils, as well. Widely used in landscaping, it makes an excellent groundcover. Install plants one-foot-on-center for a solid groundcover or small patch, or plant individual plants for a bright foliage accent.

In optimal conditions Palm Sedge will naturalize, spreading by rhizome and self-seeding. Carex muskingumensis is named for the Muskingum River in Southeast Ohio.

Planting and Cultivation Notes
If planted in a sunny area, make sure the soil is not allowed to dry out.