Cherokee Sedge Grass
Cherokee Sedge - Carex cherokeensis
Cherokee Sedge is an evergreen, grass-like plant that is often used as an accent plant in small gardens, as a filler in larger gardens, or as a border along the edges of streams or ponds to help maintain 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. An easy plant to take care of, the Cherokee Sedge is fairly 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 be watered frequently for best results. It is a hardy plant, however, and is able to 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, that can be enjoyed for years to come.