Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Cherokee Sedge

Carex cherokeensis
Plant Type: Grasses / Sedges / Rushes
Native Environment: Forest
Season of Interest: Early (Feb - Apr), Mid (May - June)
Main Color:
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone: 1
Hardy To Zone: 1

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
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Sun Exposure 
Full Sun, Medium Sun/Average Shade
Soil
Moisture
Moderate, High, Wet
Nature Attracting
Pollinators/Beneficial Insects, Songbirds
Wildlife Benefit
Animal
Resistance
Deer Resistant
Size

Height:

6 to
12
inches

Spread:

6 to
12
inches
Size
Height: 6 to
12
inches
Spread: 6 to
12
inches
Size
Height: 6 to
12
inches
Spread: 6 to
12
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Grown for its fine-textured foliage. Great accent for small gardens.
Establishment and Care Instructions
For a more formal look, trim dead foliage before plants leaf out in early spring.
Special Features
Special Usage
Rainscaping
Basic Description

Slow-spreading, clump-forming sedge with narrow, grass-like leaves. Brown seed spikes appear in fall and resemble wheat.

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