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CAREX muskingumensis 'Little Midge'
Little Midge Palm Sedge, Muskingum Sedge, Palm Sedge
Native to the Great Lakes region of Central North America, palm sedge bears its bright green grassy leaves in papyrus-like whorls along lax "stems" (properly known as culms). A true dwarf form, 'Little Midge' possesses leaves and culms that are less than half the size of those of most other palm sedges. The leaves become yellow-tinged in full sun. Plants spread slowly by underground rhizomes to form large clumps. Modestly attractive golden brown inflorescences appear at the culm tips in June and persist through the summer.
Muskingum sedge is very tolerant of wet soil, requiring it in full sun. It is an excellent candidate for the pondside or for a partly shaded naturalistic planting.
8 - 1
3 - 8
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Sedge or Rush
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
4"-8" / 10.2cm - 20.3cm
10"-12" / 25.4cm - 30.5cm
Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer
North-Central United States, Canada
Average Water, Ample Water
Spring, Summer, Fall
Bog Garden, Container, Edging, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Water Gardens
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