Carex cherokeensis (Cherokee Sedge)
Cherokee sedge is an attractive clumping evergreen sedge that deserves to be used more in garden setting. It likes deeper soils with more organic matter. It prefers moist conditions but is adaptable. Greenish-white flowers in spring are insignificant. Wheat-like seed spikes mature in autumn. If trim is needed, it is better to give a light haircut to improve appearance. A harsh cut back may potentially harm it.
Cherokee sedge is a good ground cover, performs well in mass planting or as a low maintenance filler plant. It can be used in rain gardens, restoration projects, borders, woodland gardens and gardens designed for wildlife. It is effective in large and small gardens. It is also appropriate for areas with moist soils such as low spots and stream/pond margins.
AT A GLANCE
|Sun exposure||Part shade to bright shade
|Mature height||1-1.5 ft
|Mature spread||1.5 - 2.5 ft
|Present in state|
|Present in county and native|
|Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state|
|Not present in state|
|Present and rare, native in county|
|Previously present, now extinct|
|Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)|