A diverse genus comprised of nearly 1000 species, most Carex originate in the moist habitats of temperate climates. Easily grown, our winning selections produce a variety of different colored leaves that promise to soften those sharp edges in your garden.
Indigenous to the wooded floodplains, blackland prairies, calcium-rich glades and acidic springs of primarily the lower southeastern U.S., this robust, hard-working grass crafts a dense, well-mannered evergreen colony. Slow spreading rhizomes support the slender, arching dark green blades, glistening with verdant splendor beneath sheer pale green spring flowers that later morph into pendulous wheat-style golden-brown seed spikes. Distinguished by versatility and a lush, fine textured aspect, Cherokee Sedge is widely utilized in meadowscapes, shady borders and waterside venues as well as for erosion control and massed ground covers. It prefers moist soil and dappled light, but will abide dry sunny sites.
Size: 18" – 2' 0" high x 2' 0" – 3' 0" wide.
Hardy to zone 6.
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Other selections in this genus:
- Carex albula ‘Frosted Curls’
- Carex conica ‘Snowline’
- Carex divulsa
- Carex dolichostachya ‘Kaga Nishiki’
- Carex elata ‘Aurea’
- Carex elata ‘Knightshayes’
- Carex flacca (glauca)
- Carex flacca ‘Burton’s Blue’
- Carex flaccosperma
- Carex flagellifera (Bronze)
- Carex morrowii ‘Ice Dance’
- Carex morrowii var. temnolepis ‘Silk Tassel’
- Carex muskingumensis ‘Little Midge’
- Carex muskingumensis ‘Oehme’
- Carex oshimensis ‘Evergold’
- Carex oshimensis ‘Gold Strike’
- Carex pensylvanica
- Carex pensylvanica ‘Straw Hat’
- Carex scaposa
- Carex ‘Silver Sceptre’
- Carex tenuiculmis
- Carex testacea
- Carex testacea ‘Prairie Fire’
- Carex texensis