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Palm Sedge

Carex muskingumensis

Palm Sedge, or Muskingum Sedge, is a distinctive sedge with palm-shaped leaves and large slender flowering spikes. It is a good choice for ground cover in wet locations. Spreads by rhizomes along riverbanks, in floodplains and throug bottomland forests, swamps, and sloughs.

Unique foliage
Good for rain gardens, bioswales and wetlands
Naturalizes easily
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 Item  Height  Size  Price  Qty
14602 4-10in S3-1 RPM $9.95

Gardening Suggestions for Palm Sedge:

Produced using Forrest Keeling's patented RPM Root Production Method ® technology for exceptional growth and survivability.

Key Characteristics:

Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil
Deer Resistant
Midwest Native
24-36 Inches
24-36 Inches
Hardiness Zone:
5 - 9

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Characteristics & Attributes for Carex muskingumensis ''

Critter Resistance

Deer Resistant

Attracts Wildlife

Upland Birds and Game

Soil Moisture Preference

Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil


Full Sun

Season of Interest (Flowering)


Season of Interest (Foliage)


Foliage Color





Wetlands and Streambank Stabilization
Ground Cover
Midwest Native
Rain Gardens and Bioswales
Erosion Control
Great Garden Neighbors:
Rose Mallow Rose Mallow
Southern Blue Flag Southern Blue Flag
Common Sweet Flag Common Sweet Flag