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PlantFiles: Variegated Palm Sedge
Carex muskingumensis 'Oehme'

Family: Cyperaceae (sy-peer-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Carex (KAR-eks) (Info)
Species: muskingumensis (mus-kin-goo-MEN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Oehme

3 vendors have this plant for sale.

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

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Grown for foliage

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive TXgreenjean On Jan 15, 2011, TXgreenjean from Bedford, TX wrote:

Beautiful little plant grows in swirls like a palm to about 15" tall. Living in my atrium with dappled shade, has survived below freezing temperatures and 102 degree summers in a container above ground. Evergreen with a tropical resemblance.

Positive Kim_M On Sep 27, 2009, Kim_M from Hamburg, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

Very Attractive Sedge!


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bedford, Texas
Leesburg, Virginia

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