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Carex muskingumensis 'Wachtposten'

Carex muskingumensis 'Wachtposten'
Common name palm sedge
Family cyperaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-8)
Size 2-3 ft
Light full sun-part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil (not too dry)
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripensmid-July

The common name for this sedge derives from its branching structure of its flowering stalks, which appear as little palm trees. We grow a row of them as a dense green low hedge near our patio. The seedheads dry to dark tan in mid-summer.

palm sedge

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '00 trade. Pot outside, early Fall. No germination
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (40%G, 9-15d)
  3. Seed from '04 garden. Baggy 70F (5w) - 70F with light (30%G, 18-27d)

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