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Carex cherokeensis (Cherokee sedge)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Carex cherokeensis

Other names

Cherokee sedge

Genus

Carex Carex

Species

C. cherokeensis - C. cherokeensis is a compact, clump-forming, semi-evergreen perennial with glossy, linear, mid- to dark green leaves and insignificant, greenish-white flowers from mid-spring into summer. Flowers are followed by wheat-like seed heads that usually persist into spring.


Carex cherokeensis is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Flower

Greenish-white in Spring; Greenish-white in Summer

Foliage

Mid-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids Aphids

General care

Pruning

Cut back in late winter or early spring.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Carex cherokeensis (Cherokee sedge) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Bog garden, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Prairie planting, Waterside, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, moist to wet soil in full sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Boggy damp conditions, Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Carex cherokeensis

Other names

Cherokee sedge

Genus

Carex Carex

Species

C. cherokeensis - C. cherokeensis is a compact, clump-forming, semi-evergreen perennial with glossy, linear, mid- to dark green leaves and insignificant, greenish-white flowers from mid-spring into summer. Flowers are followed by wheat-like seed heads that usually persist into spring.

Native to

Southeastern United States

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Greenish-white in Spring; Greenish-white in Summer

Foliage

Mid-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids

General care

Pruning

Cut back in late winter or early spring.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Carex cherokeensis (Cherokee sedge) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Bog garden, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Prairie planting, Waterside, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, moist to wet soil in full sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Boggy damp conditions, Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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