Carex muskingumensis 'Oehme'

Oehme's Variegated Palm Sedge

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Item #: 1204

Zones: 3a to 9b


Height: 24" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Shade

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

We are pleased to have introduced one of the only variegated North American native sedges. This 1994 Plant Delights/JLBG introduction was found by our friend, the late Wolfgang Oehme of Oehme and Van Sweden (famous landscape designers), who asked us to introduce it. This sport from Wolfgang's garden has the typical growth habit of the North American native (Canada south to Arkansas) Carex muskingumensis forms a semi-evergreen clump of 18" tall stalks which look like miniature palm trees, but with a clear yellow border around the leaves. Although Carex muskingumensis 'Oehme' emerges green, the vivid yellow stripes appear soon after. For us, the foliage tops out at 18", superseeded in last spring with bronze flower spikes that rise to 2' in height. In full to part sun, Carex muskingumensis 'Oehme' will be happy in a wide range of soil moisture including waterlogged sites. As with all sedges, Carex 'Oehme' has excellent deer resistance.