Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)
Marcus, Joseph A.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color:
Not Applicable Bloom Time:
Apr , May , Jun Bloom Notes: Perianth
absent. Bloom time refers to fruiting period for Carex spp.
, VA Native Habitat:
Abundant in sandy loam in woodlands in East, Southeast, and North Central Texas. Needs good drainage.
Growing ConditionsWater Use:
Medium Light Requirement:
Part Shade Soil Moisture:
Wet , Moist Cold Tolerant:
Cherokee Sedge is an evergreen,
clumping sedge with attractive pendulous
flower/seed stalks in late spring. It is one of the tallest of sedges in this region. It is somewhat drought tolerant, but will fare better with extra water in drier months and thrives in very moist situations. It makes a fine groundcover or a useful low maintenance filler in large gardens. This sedge deserves wider use in gardens.
BenefitInteresting Foliage: yes
Deer Resistant: High