Cherokee Sedge

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Cherokee Sedge Grass, Carex Cherokeensis is a Deep Green Perennial

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 subtle shade of greenish-white and not very significant in size. Despite their meek flowers, they make for great shade and foliage.


Cherokee sedge grass, Carex Cherokeensis is Great at Adding Body and Volume to Rock Gardens

 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 plant 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 a good border for open or woodland gardens. They are also great at adding body and volume to otherwise modest rock gardens.

Cherokee sedge grass is deer tolerant and does not have any critical 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 with 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.


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Cherokee Sedge, also identified as Carex chemokinesis, is a cypress-family native perennial herb along the edges of moist woodlands from North Carolina south to Florida and west to Texas. The genus name means "cutter" in Latin, referring to the sharp leaves and stem edges found on most species' plants; rushes are round, but sedges have advantages.

Cherokee Sedge is a shapely perennial herb evergreen perennial grass with gracefully bending stems. Cherokee Sedge has attractive glossy grassy leaves that remain green all year. It has a fine and delicate texture to the garden constituents and should be used to its full potential. It is a low-maintenance plant. 

 Carex chemokinesis is used as a base plant, particularly in meadow gardens, rain gardens, ground covers, natural areas, and alternative plantings. Plants grown in outdoor baskets require more frequent watering than plants grown in the yard or garden. Cherokee Sedge is an excellent choice for the park, but it is also suitable for growing outdoor pots and containers.

It is evergreen and grows 1-2 feet tall with a similar spread, with 16-inch arching grass-like leaves. In the spring, the combination of flowers and seed heads adds interest. This sedge grows in attractive clumps of fine-textured, narrow, grass-like, deep green leaves of 6-12ft size. For smaller gardens, this is an excellent accent. Also, they are suitable for moist soils, such as low spots and stream/pond margins.

 It is grown for its leaf area effect in the landscape. In the spring, greenish-white flowers are insignificant. In the autumn, wheat-like seed spikes mature.

The flowers are small, but the wheat-like seed spikes follow droop gracefully and addinterest in the spring. Found primarily in the lower Southeast of the United States.

This sedge prefers partial sun to shade and moist soil, but it can tolerate full sun and average garden soil if watered during dry spells. It is not picky about soil type. It is very adaptable, grows on average to wet conditions, and even handles standing water. It can tolerate some urban pollution. 

It gradually expands its clump size through roots, making it a well-behaved sedge for perennial gardens. It can be used as a groundcover, greenery to add a delicate, airy accent, and as a groundcover around ponds, bogs, and streams. This sedge is beneficial in greenery and makes an excellent Grouping or Mass Planting component. Plants are suitable for Deer Resistant Plantings, Low Maintenance Plantings, Rain Gardens, Restoration Projects, and Wildlife Gardens and protect from the elements and Winter Interest.

Some of the more fancy sedges can be used as accent plants, even in vessels, but as ground covers and living leaf litter, they should be planted in large quantities. Producing in small batches and allowing them to spread and grow together saves money.  They are valuable plants throughout the garden due to their versatility to many different habitats, though they prefer shade. One of their characteristics is their ability to remain fresh throughout the growing season when other perennials become tired.

Sun exposure: Partial sun

Water requirement: Moderate moisture

Zone: 6 to 9

Best time to Harvest: Spring

Ship as: Bareroot

Height at maturity: 0.50 to 1 ft tall


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Latin Name-Carex cherokeensis Hardy Zone- 6-9 Mature Height-12-19inch Sun Or Shade- Full Sun
Planting Zones 6-9
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  • 5

    Love how flowy this grass is

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