Carex cherokeensis Native Sedge
"Add Cherokee Sedge to your list of great North American native grasses. Carex cherokeensis serves as a foundation in the landscape, particularly in meadow gardens, natural areas, and in alternatives to traditional plantings. It's a workhorse, too. Cherokee Sedge can handle sun, preferring some shade; it likes moist conditions, yet, it also tolerates average soils. The rich green, arching foliage spreads slowly in well-behaved clumps—a verdant companion to woodland perennials. It is similar to Carex pensylvanica, but is a little larger with a coarser texture. Flowers are insignificant, but the wheat-like seed spikes that follow gracefully droop and add interest in spring." — Grower
Cool season, green foliage, 12-18 inches, insignificant flowers, sun-part shade, average-moist, Zones 6-9, Origin: Southeastern US.
- Native to North America
- Drought Tolerant
- Shady Areas
- Rain Gardens / Bioretention Areas
- Lawn Alternatives