Grass, Variegated Palm Sedge
Description: Don't let its exotic tropical appearance fool you--this sedge is cold hardy to zone 4 (-30 degrees F)! This cultivar's deciduous foliage radiates up around its triangular stems like the leaves of a palm tree. Each leaf arches gracefully at the tip. Though they emerge all-green, the leaves develop broad yellow margins as they mature. This color intensifies throughout the season (best from midsummer on). Tiny flowers are carried above the leaves on long, slender stalks in early summer, though it is most often the unique foliage that is used in fresh bouquets. This sedge is not invasive. It makes a good erosion control for moist banks and can even be used as a tall lawn substitute.
Common Name: Variegated Palm Sedge Grass
Scientific Name: Carex muskingumensis 'Oehme'
Type: Perennial, Ornamental Grass
Exposure: Full Sun - Full Shade
Size: 1-2' height, 1-2' spread
Foliage Color: Green with Yellow Margins
Landscape Use: Mass Planting, Ground Cover, Container, Border Plant
Zone: 4 - 9
Growth Rate: Moderate
Companion Plants: Stained Glass Hosta, Astilbe, Forget-Me-Not, Ornamental Grasses
Maintenance: Cut back to 3" in March