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Cherokee sedge grass is a graminoid plant that grows in clumps of thin leaves.

Cherokee Sedge

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Latin Name-Carex cherokeensis Hardy Zone- 6-9 Mature Height-12-19inch Sun Or Shade- Full Sun


Cherokee Sedge grass is a graminoid plant that grows in clumps of thin leaves

The leaves are sharp, narrow, and a deep shade of green. Sedges have hedges, and Cherokee sedge grass is no exception. They are perennial, with leaves that can grow anywhere between 6 - 18 inches tall, with a spread ranging from 12 - 18 inches wide. They also have wheat-like seed spikes that develop during the fall season. They can bloom anytime between April and June. Their flowers are a modest shade of greenish-white, and not very significant in size.

Cherokee Sedge makes for great shade and foliage

Cherokee sedge grass is native to North America and can be found in the southeastern and south-central regions of the United States. They can be commonly found in Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri. They require full sun to partly shaded conditions to thrive. They do well in medium to wet soil conditions and can be planted alongside streams or ponds. Their tolerance of damp soil makes them ideal for rain gardens or as runoff buffers for streams. Cherokee sedge grass can act as good border for open or woodland gardens.

Cherokee Sedge is also great at adding body and volume to otherwise modest rock gardens

Cherokee sedge grass is deer tolerant and does not have any essential disease concerns or insect issues. They are very hardy and low maintenance. However, they are not resilient to cold winter temperatures. Thus it is necessary to cut the foliage down to the ground. This is done to avoid dealing dry hard yellow husks that may impede regrowth later. The leaves can grow back relatively quickly during the spring. As long as their roots are left untouched, Cherokee sedge grass will reliably grow back annually.

 Cherokee Sedge


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