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Carex muskingumensis 'Oehme'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Carex muskingumensis 'Oehme'

Oehme's Variegated Palm Sedge

Item #: 1204

Zones: 3a to 9b

Height: 20" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Shade

Origin: United States

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

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This 1994 PDN introduction was found by our friend, the late Wolfgang Oehme of Oehme and Van Sweden (famous landscape designers). This sport from Wolfgang's garden has the typical growth habit of the North American native (Canada south to Arkansas) Carex muskingumensis (resembling a 1' tall palm tree) but with a clear yellow border around the leaves. Although Carex muskingumensis 'Oehme' emerges green, the vivid yellow stripes appear soon after. Carex muskingumensis 'Oehme' is tolerant of a wide range of soil moisture including waterlogged sites. As with all sedges, Carex 'Oehme' has excellent deer resistance.