Are you looking for a plant to add interest to your garden? Palm Sedge may be the plant you are looking for. The
leaves are arrangedin a whorled pattern around the stem this gives the plant the look of a small palm. The
foliage is deep green with seeds heads that are produced in mid summer. The seed heads start out green but
turn brown and persist through the winter. Palm Sedge naturally grows in very wet woodlands but does very well
in moist soils in full sun.
Palm Sedge provides cover, the plant is very full and bushy. It also provides food in the form of seeds for birds
and small mammals. Some moths and skippers can use Palm Sedge as a host plant. This makes Palm Sedge a
valuable plant for the pollinator or wildlife garden.
Palm Sedge grows form 2 to 3 feet high. It looks great in a moist meadow, rain garden or woodland garden.
Good companions are Red Monarda, Asters, Black eyed Susan, Turks Cap Lily, Marsh Marigold, Red Cardinal
flower, and Royal Fern.
Carex muskingumensis - Palm sedge
-Grows from 2 to 3 feet high
-Leaves are arranged in a whorled pattern
-Naturally grows in very wet woodlands but does very well in moist soils in full sun
-Zone: 4 to 9