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James H. Schutte
Muskingum Sedge, Palm Sedge
Named for the Muskingum River in Ohio, this Great Lakes native bears its grassy leaves in papyrus-like whorls along lax knee-high "stems" (properly known as culms). The bright green 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. Many cultivars are available including the dwarf 'Little Midge' and variegated 'Oehme.'
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
2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m
Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer
North-Central United States, Canada
Average Water, Ample Water
Spring, Summer, Fall
Bog Garden, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Water Gardens
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