Cherokee Sedge - Carex Cherokeensis. The Cherokee Sedge is a grass-like, clumping sedge that is native to North America. It has tiny greenish, white flowers and seed spikes that resemble the shape of wheat. It has thick green narrow leaves that gracefully droop and are pleasant to look at. The Cherokee Sedge can tolerate droughts but does tend to thrive better in moist environments.
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It reaches full height and width in just over a years time. Cherokee Sedge is an evergreen, grass-like plant that is often used as an accent plant in small gardens, as a filler in more extensive gardens, or as a border along the edges of streams or ponds to help maintain the integrity and prevent soil erosion. The Cherokee Sedge's long, narrow leaves are a deep green color that can nicely offset other plants in your outdoor space. It sports small greenish-white flowers in the late spring and early summer, and its seed spikes (with a similar appearance to wheat) reach maturity in the fall. This plant has an average growth rate reaches full height and width in about a year's time. A natural plant to take care of, the Cherokee Sedge is relatively low-maintenance and should not be significantly cut back. However, if one desires a tidier appearance, this can be achieved through the trimming of brown tips in the winter and early spring. The Cherokee Sedge thrives in moist soil, and as such, it should frequently be watered for best results. It is a hardy plant, however, and can withstand drier conditions in the event of a drought. The Cherokee Sedge does not have any significant problems with insects, and it is even resistant to deer! Making the Cherokee Sedge part of your garden is sure to add a natural looking beauty to your outdoor space, which can be enjoyed for years to come. Cherokee Sedge