Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Palm Sedge

Carex muskingumensis
Plant Type: Grasses / Sedges / Rushes
Native Environment: Forest, Wetland
Season of Interest: Mid (May - June), Late (July - frost)
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)
Palm sedge by Mervin Wallace
Photo: Mervin Wallace
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun, Shade
Soil
Moisture
Moderate, High
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Animal
Resistance
Deer Resistant
Size

Height:

12 to
24
inches

Spread:

12 to
18
inches
Size
Height: 12 to
24
inches
Spread: 12 to
18
inches
Size
Height: 12 to
24
inches
Spread: 12 to
18
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Average to moist perennial beds and rain gardens. Clump-forming and non-aggressive.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Cut back to ground level by end of February to allow new spring growth.
Special Features
Special Usage
Rainscaping
Basic Description

Many 5- to 7-inch grass-like leaves radiate out from entire length of 24- to 36-inch stems. Plants have feathery or palm-like appearance, and remain green through most of winter.

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