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Herbaceous Perennial

Carex muskingumensis

A clump-forming, semi-evergreen sedge with thin, light green leaf blades arranged in fan-like sprays of foliage. In June and July, golden brown flowers appear on stems up to 75cm in height

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Poorly–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Green Brown
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

West–facing or South–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Cyperaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Clump forming, Tufted
Genus

Carex can be deciduous or evergreen, rhizomatous or tufted perennials, with triangular stems bearing linear or strap-shaped leaves and short or long spikes of tiny green or brown flowers

Name status

Correct

Plant range
N America

How to grow

Cultivation

Thrives in any soil that does not become dry, even shallow water. Partial shade is ideal, although sun is tolerated too

Propagation

Propagate by division or by seed

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Architectural
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

Cut out dead foliage as required

Pests

May be susceptible to aphids

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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