Palm Sedge Grass

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Graceful foliage for the water's edge! The lovely native Palm Sedge Grass (Carex muskingumensis) is a lovely and graceful plant that has brilliant green foliage and striking oat-brown florets! The unique glossy blades are softly arching and neatly folded down the center for unique texture.

True to its name, the leaves grow in a pinwheel pattern which makes it look very 'palm-like'. Striking yellow fall color extends the seasons of interest with this native wetland accent plant. Waterfowl and songbirds forage the seeds and nest in the whorls of foliage.

These water-loving herbaceous perennials are native to the central and upper Midwest and are named after the Muskingum River in Southeast Ohio. Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 4 to 9, and grows to a 2-3 foot tall and wide arching mound.

Planting and Application:

Sedges are found in shaded wet sites, floodplain forests and lowland woods - so you know they will thrive in that low spot in your garden, beside your decorative pond or in that fountain 'splash zone' that is too wet and shady for anything to grow. Plant in Rain Gardens and by where the gutters drain to enjoy the bright green foliage.

Palm Sedges are lovely specimens and accents in mixed borders or planters with other plants that love moisture like Juncus or Acorus, and work beautifully throughout the landscape. Try Palm Sedge in big drifts along a ditch or next to a low-lying fence. When planted in mass, Sedge can be beneficial for erosion control. Buy 3, 5 or 7 plants and place 1 foot on center for fast spreading groundcover.

Palm Sedge will instantly ground a swimming pool to its surroundings, too! Sedge is becoming quite popular in landscapes as a lawn replacement or groundcover option.

  • Hardy & Easy Care Native Grass
  • Bright Green Foliage & Oat-Brown Seed Heads
  • Shade Tolerant Ornamental Native Grass
  • Important For Wildlife & Native Ecosystems
  • Rain Gardens, Ponds & Water Features - Great in Bioswales!

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Sedges prefer dappled partial shade but will grow well in full sun as long as it gets steady water, or afternoon shade. Plant grasses and Sedges in well-drained sites regardless if you are planting in a wet to moist site or average garden conditions. Prune back the plants or clean their mounds in the early spring if needed. All plants prefer a 3-4 inch thick layer of mulch around their roots, especially in drier conditions.

  • Partial Sun to Full Sun Locations
  • Well-Drained Soil Locations
  • Loves Moist Soil & Water Gardens
  • Prune In Early Spring
  • Deer Seldom Bother Sedges

Bring this hardy native to your garden today! Order the native Palm Sedge Grass for your water garden from Nature Hills and support wildlife and your local ecosystem beautifully!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Palm Sedge Grass Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Carex muskingumensis
Type Perennial
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture High to Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Oat-Brown
Foliage Color Bright Green
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time When Dormant