Saxapahaw, NC

The Flower of Carolina


  • Product Info

    Cherokee Sedge (Carex cherokeensis)
    Sedge Family
    Be prepared to fall in love with a sedge. This plant has it all–evergreen, shade and sun tolerant, wet feet or dry feet, deer and rabbit resistant, well behaved, and beautiful in the setting sun. Use Cherokee Sedge as a specimen plant, or go wild and start replacing some lawn, either way, this is the sedge for the job. Cherokee sedge has a medium growth rate and is clump forming–it is not an aggressive spreader in the garden.
    Blooms: Green, 4-6 weeks, Apr-June
    Leaves: Dark green, shiny, thin, arching downwards, evergreen
    Height: 1-2’
    Space: 2-3’
    Soil: Average-Dry-Moist
    Exposure: Full sun-Part sun-Part shade-Shade
    Fauna: Larval host to several moths and skippers, ground cover and food for birds and small animals
    Seeds: Wheat-like seed heads on waving stalks
    Deer Resistance: High
    Zone: 6-9
    Native Status: NC native, rare in the sandhills, possible human expanded range in the rest of the state
    Provenance: Unknown, seed grown