Palm branch sedge

Carex muskingumensis

Palm branch sedge - Carex muskingumensis

Common Name: Palm branch sedge
Genus: Carex
Species: muskingumensis

Category: Grasses & Bamboos
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.75 m (75 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Brown, Gold
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June & July

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained




A beautiful ornamental grass with bright-green leaves and brown flower spikes in mid to late summer. A useful groundcover plant it also looks good planted in a sunny or semi-shade border with large-leaved perennials.

  • Garden care: Cut brittle dead foliage right down to the ground in late winter well before new growth appears.


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