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Carex muskingumensis 'Oehme' (Variegated palm sedge)

Carex muskingumensis 'Oehme'

Variegated palm sedge

A sport found in the garden of Wolfgang Oehme by Tony Avent of Plant Delights, clear yellow edges highlight the leaves of this sedge. The foliage radiates horizontally from 12"-18" stems, resembling a small palm tree. A great native substitute for dwarf variegated bamboo. Spreads slowly and tolerates a wide variety of conditions.

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Height

1-2 Feet

Spread

1-2 Feet

Bloom Color

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

Variegated palm sedge Interesting Notes

This 1994 Plant Delights Nursery introduction was found by our friend, the late Wolfgang Oehme of Oehme and Van Sweden (famous landscape designers). This sport from Wolfgang's garden has the typical growth habit of the North American native (Canada south to Arkansas) Carex muskingumensis (resembling a 1' tall palm tree) but with a clear yellow border around the leaves. Although Carex muskingumensis 'Oehme' emerges green, the vivid yellow stripes appear soon after. Carex muskingumensis 'Oehme' is tolerant of a wide range of soil moisture including waterlogged sites. As with all sedges, Carex 'Oehme' has excellent deer resistance. - Plant Delights

Carex muskingumensis 'Oehme' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows in part to full shade in most soil. Will tolerate more sun, as long as the soil always remains moist. Plants may topple over in deep shade, but is overall easy to grow.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Full Sun
Full Sun
Full Shade
Full Shade
Part Sun
Part Sun
Early Spring
Early Spring
Moist
Moist

Additional Information

Propagation Type
Vegetative
Attributes
Native to North America
Grass Type: Cool Season
Moist Sun
Moist Shade