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    Variegated Palm Sedge

    Carex muskingumensis 'Oehme'

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    Variegated Palm Sedge (Carex muskingumensis 'Oehme') at Hartman Companies

    Variegated Palm Sedge foliage

    Variegated Palm Sedge foliage

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    Height:  24 inches

    Spread:  18 inches

    Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  4

    Ornamental Features

    Variegated Palm Sedge's attractive grassy leaves emerge light green in spring, turning emerald green in color with distinctive yellow edges throughout the season. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Variegated Palm Sedge is an herbaceous perennial grass with a shapely form and gracefully arching stems. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

    This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.

    Variegated Palm Sedge is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Mass Planting
    • Border Edging
    • General Garden Use
    • Groundcover
    • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
    • Container Planting

    Planting & Growing

    Variegated Palm Sedge will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

    This plant performs well in both full sun and full shade. It prefers to grow in moist to wet soil, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in both summer and winter to conserve soil moisture and protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

    Variegated Palm Sedge is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It can be used either as 'filler' or as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, depending on the height and form of the other plants used in the container planting. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Characteristics
    Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Naturalizing  Container 
    Applications
    Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form 
    Ornamental Features
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