Plant DetailShow Menu

Carex muskingumensis

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
KAY-reks mus-kin-gyoo-MEN-sis
Description

Spreads by rhizomes; medium green, narrow, tapered leaves on upright stems; yellow fall color. This plant is a long-lived ground cover tolerating both wet planting or drought tolerant sites.   

Inflorescence:  Flowers in early summer but is grown for foliage

Possible Pests: Aphids

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Oehme'
Tags:
#drought tolerant#wet sites#cpp#HS302
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Oehme'
Tags:
#drought tolerant#wet sites#cpp#HS302
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Carex
    Species:
    muskingumensis
    Family:
    Cyperaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    E. Canada to E. Central U.S.A
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Ornamental Grass
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Clumping
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    medium green, narrow, tapered leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    upright stems;
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Meadow
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Rain Garden
    Attracts:
    Moths
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Wet Soil