Carex muskingumensis (Palm Sedge) [20 Seeds]


Germination Information: I have not grown palm sedge from seed myself, so I can’t offer any first-hand sowing advice; I started with plants of the variegated form ‘Oehme’ and they have self-sown to the solid-green species form over the years. The consensus seems to be that you can surface-sow the seeds in a pot and start them in warm, bright conditions. A customer reported that the winter-sowing technique worked well for her, so that’s another option.

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With its upright stems carrying long, slender, spiky leaves, palm sedge (Carex muskingumensis) has a distinctive look in the garden. In summer, the stems are tipped with clusters of green spikelets that mature to gold and then brown. The green summer foliage turns yellow in fall. Palm sedge grows in gradually expanding clumps that reach about 2 feet tall (maybe up to 3 feet in ideal conditions).  Easy and adaptable, it prefers partial shade and moist to wet soil but can grow in anything from full sun to full shade. Enjoy it as a foliage feature in a rain garden, contrast it with hostas and other broad-leaved plants in a shade border, or use it in a moist to wet meadow planting. Palm sedge is native to many parts of central North America. Perennial; Zones 4 to 8.

Harvested in late July 2022. At least 20 seeds. Unknown ecotype. Shipping to US addresses only.

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